hurtful
Adjective

hurtful

  1. Tending to impair or damage; injurious; occasioning loss or injury.
    • 1649: John Milton, Eikonoklastes
      A good principle not rightly understood may prove as hurtful as a bad.
    • 1890: George Henry Rohé, Text-book of hygiene
      Well-cultivated soils are often healthy; nor at present has it been proved that the use of manure is hurtful.
  2. Tending to hurt someone's feelings; insulting.
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