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What is another word for hurtful?

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Adjective
Causing or afflicted with pain or hurt
“I am sure that you will have a singular satisfaction during the coming months of this year that you have saved someone certainly a hurtful injury, and maybe a life or more.”
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Causing, likely to cause, or capable or causing, harm, damage or injury
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“Physicians who have prescribed a diet and regimen for nursing mothers, have not sufficiently attended to the hurtful effects of wine and malt liquors.”
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Causing distress to someone's feelings
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“There can only be two explanations for this unbelievably hurtful statement.”
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Causing great anguish or agony
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“It was a very hurtful experience to go through. To be victimized and experience this first-hand made me realize how bad the situation was.”
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Involving or creating unfavorable circumstances
“The oppositional sentiment was exceedingly hurtful to the progress of our movement.”
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Having a cruel or vicious character or nature
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“People can be cruel and hurtful and sometimes pure wicked. And it's even harder when you've trusted them, and confided in them, and given them so much.”
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Tending to, or intended to, disparage or belittle
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Giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen
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Evil or morally wrong
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Arousing or meriting strong disgust, aversion, or displeasure
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Socially maladjusted or malignant
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