hurtful Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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hurtfuladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈhɜrt·fəl/
causing ​emotionalpain: a hurtful ​remark
(Definition of hurtful from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"hurtful" in British English

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uk   /ˈhɜːt.fəl/  us   /ˈhɝːt-/
causingemotionalpain: That was a very hurtful ​remark! How can you be so hurtful?
adverb uk   us   /-i/
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of hurtful from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hurtful”
in Chinese (Simplified) 伤感情的,令人伤心的…
in Turkish incitici, ızdırap veren, kırıcı…
in Russian обидный, ранящий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傷感情的,令人傷心的…
in Polish dotkliwy, bolesny…
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