One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
upsetting, distressing, wounding, painful
unkind, cruel, nasty, mean, malicious, spiteful, snide, acerbic, cutting, biting, barbed, vicious, offensive
informal catty, bitchy
British informal sarky
North American informal snarky
rare acidulous, mordacious
2‘such a move would be hurtful to the interests of women’
detrimental, harmful, damaging, injurious, disadvantageous, unfavourable, prejudicial, baleful, deleterious, destructive, disastrous, pernicious, ruinous, inimical
literary malefic, maleficent
rare baneful, prejudicious
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