Definition of hurtful:
mischievous, ill, bad, detrimental, nagging, pestilential, unhealthful, noxious, unkind, perverting, achy, insalubrious, poisonous, noisome, deadly, unwholesome, ruinous, harmful, injurious, afflictive, deleterious, pernicious, pain, destructive, pestiferous, help.
- harmful (part of speech: adjective)
painful (part of speech: adjective)
- malevolent (part of speech: adjective)
The majority recognize the usefulness of this activity in principle; but in all its manifestations known to us, in all particular cases known to us, the usefulness of each of the institutions and of each of the manifestations of this activity is not only denied by those for whose advantage it is performed, but they assert that it is even pernicious and hurtful.
- "Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers", Alexander Maclaren.
- "The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 3 And His Court and of The Regency", Duc de Saint-Simon.