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