Synonyms of hurtful in English:

hurtful


See definition of hurtful

adjective

1‘hurtful words’

SYNONYMS

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

ANTONYMS

pleasant, comforting

2‘such a move would be hurtful to the interests of women’

SYNONYMS

detrimental, harmful, damaging, injurious, disadvantageous, unfavourable, prejudicial, baleful, deleterious, destructive, disastrous, pernicious, ruinous, inimical

literary malefic, maleficent

rare baneful, prejudicious

ANTONYMS

beneficial