Definition of hurtfulness in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhəːtfʊlnəs//ˈhəːtf(ə)lnəs/


  • See hurtful

    • ‘It is as if finally our battles in all their hurtfulness and seriousness are being shown.’
    • ‘He was sharply aware of the pain of humiliation and dependency, the hatefulness and hurtfulness of paternalistic rule.’
    • ‘It can be a lesson on the hurtfulness of put-downs, followed by discussions on ways to communicate ‘put-ups.’’
    • ‘None of that matches the hurtfulness, however, of the effort to marginalize gays and lesbians through their children.’
    • ‘Full of compassion, they are never a source of fear or hurtfulness.’