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English definition of “hurtful”

hurtful

adjective     /ˈhɜːt.fəl/ US  /ˈhɝːt-/
causing emotional pain : That was a very hurtful remark ! How can you be so hurtful?Saddening, shocking and upsetting hurtfully     /-i/ adverb hurtfulness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Making people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of hurtful adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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