hurtful hurtful  /ˈhɜrt fəl/


  1. (adj) causing hurt
  2. (adj) harmful to living things



  1. Cities have long been hurtful to the environment.
  2. I opened my home to her as a friend, and I find it extremely hurtful that I am now being referred to as an adulterer.
  3. Koresh preached that the world was full of ''bad guys,'' hurtful unbelievers out to kill the Davidians.


  1. Amy Dickinson: Maybe writing letter to mom will help

    We all have stories about hurtful things that parents can say to their adult children, but my mother seems especially clueless about this.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. Evans: Garcia saying right things

    Sergio Garcia apologized again for his hurtful comments about Tiger Woods, and he seems to be earnest. What he has to understand now is he still has work to do to make amends to many.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ESPN

  3. Cyberbullying Puts Teens at Risk

    Teenage victims of cyberbullying, defined as the use of the internet or cell phones to send hurtful and harassing messages, are more likely to develop symptoms of depression, substance abuse and internet addiction, reports a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Newswise


  1. "I made a hurtful and thoughtless comment on Sunday when I said that 'I wanted my life back,'" Hayward said in a post to BP America's Facebook page.
    on Jun 2, 2010 By: Tony Hayward Source: AFP

  2. She tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "Unfortunately, you get used to ridiculous rumors and you just have to ignore them. But the thing is, when you have children, you don't want them to hear hurtful stories. That's why it's upsetting." "Of...
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Victoria Beckham Source: Peace FM Online

  3. "Cynthia is a friend ...... she came here to escape from everything happening in New York City," Kravitz said in a statement. "I opened my home to her as a friend and I find it extremely hurtful that I am now being referred to as an...
    on Jul 3, 2008 By: Lenny Kravitz Source: USA Today

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untenable untenable
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