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hurtful

  
  
If you say that someone's comments or actions are hurtful, you mean that they are unkind and upsetting.      adj   (=upsetting)  
Her comments can only be hurtful to Mrs Green's family.     
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hurtful

  
  
cruel, cutting, damaging, destructive, detrimental, disadvantageous, distressing, harmful, injurious, maleficent, malicious, mean, mischievous, nasty, pernicious, prejudicial, spiteful, unkind, upsetting, wounding  

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hurt, hurtle, hut, harmful

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