Synonyms for Hurtful:
•injurious, cruel (adjective)
nasty, ominous, aching, spiteful, harmful, malicious, afflictive, unkind, deleterious, evil, dangerous, mean, cutting.
catty, vicious, baneful, venomous, baleful, evil, sullen, wicked, foul, bitter, ill-natured, perfidious, nasty, rancorous, virulent, sinister, treacherous, Black-hearted, hateful, malignant, vindictive, mean, spiteful, malicious, antagonistic, hostile, malevolent, churlish, corrosive.
throbbing, afflictive, withering, troublesome, crushing, severe, tormenting, stabbing, grievous, cruel, woeful, unbearable, oppressive, acute, miserable, nagging, Irksome, stinging, aching, excruciating, aggravating, annoying, bothersome, horrendous, Torturing., offensive, trying, cutting, smarting, disagreeable, wrenching, sore, uncomfortable, Cramping, arduous, unpleasant, insufferable, burdensome, chafing, irritating, biting, anguishing, inflaming, grueling, distressful, Gnawing, painful, bitter, Besetting, odious, piercing, harrowing, agonizing.
n.awful, hard, inhuman, monstrous, uncharitable, pitiless. nagging, pain, achy, afflictive. ill, help. •hurtful (noun)
injurious, unkind, deleterious, harmful.
Usage examples for hurtful
Sir Henry Wotton is our authority for recording of Father Paul Sarpi that, when engaged in writing, his manner was to sit fenced with a castle of paper about his chair, and overhead; " for he was of our Lord of St. Albans' opinion, that 'all air is predatory' and especially hurtful when the spirits are most employed." – Methods of Authors by Hugo Erichsen