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hurtful

adjective uk   /ˈhɜːt.fəl/  us   /ˈhɝːt-/
causing emotional pain: That was a very hurtful remark! How can you be so hurtful?
hurtfully
adverb uk   us   /-i/
hurtfulness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “hurtful”
in Chinese (Traditional) 傷感情的,令人傷心的…
in Russian обидный, ранящий…
in Turkish incitici, ızdırap veren, kırıcı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 伤感情的,令人伤心的…
in Polish dotkliwy, bolesny…
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