What does the word hurtful mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Causing hurt.

Usage examples for hurtful

  1. The excess next hurtful is an oligarchy; for an aristocracy differs much from this sort of government: that which is least so is a democracy. – Politics A Treatise on Government by Aristotle
  2. It is avowed to foreign nations; and the disguise which we have put on, Mr. Hastings states, in his opinion, to be hurtful to the affairs of the Company. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke