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“hurtful” in British English

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hurtfuladjective

uk /ˈhɜːt.fəl/ us /ˈhɝːt.fəl/
hurtfully
adverb uk /ˈhɜːt.fəl.i/ us /ˈhɝːt.fəl.i/
hurtfulness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈhɜːt.fəl.nəs/ us /ˈhɝːt.fəl.nəs/

(Definition of “hurtful” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“hurtful” in American English

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hurtfuladjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈhɜrt·fəl/

causing emotional pain:

a hurtful remark

(Definition of “hurtful” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)