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 for hurtful
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hurtful \Hurt"ful\, a.
     Tending to impair or damage; injurious; mischievous;
     occasioning loss or injury; as, hurtful words or conduct.
     Syn: Pernicious; harmful; baneful; prejudicial; detrimental;
          disadvantageous; mischievous; injurious; noxious;
          unwholesome; destructive. -- Hurt"ful*ly, adv. --
          Hurt"ful*ness, n.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: causing hurt; "her hurtful unconsidered words"
      2: harmful to living things; "deleterious chemical additives"
         [syn: deleterious, hurtful, injurious]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  75 Moby Thesaurus words for "hurtful":
     acute, afflictive, agonizing, atrocious, baleful, baneful, biting,
     corroding, corrosive, corrupting, corruptive, counterproductive,
     cramping, cruel, cutting, damaging, deadly, deleterious,
     destructive, detrimental, disadvantageous, disserviceable,
     distressing, excruciating, gnawing, grave, griping, hard, harmful,
     harrowing, harsh, hurting, injurious, lethal, malefic, malevolent,
     malicious, malign, malignant, mean, mischievous, nasty, noisome,
     noxious, ominous, painful, paroxysmal, pernicious, piercing,
     poignant, poisonous, prejudicial, pungent, racking, scatheful,
     severe, sharp, shooting, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, spiteful,
     stabbing, stinging, tormenting, torturous, toxic, unkind, venenate,
     veneniferous, venenous, venomous, vicious, virulent, wounding

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