Definition Of hurtful
causing distress to someone's feelings.
his hurtful remarks
Example Of hurtful
A reply would not have been adequate, it would have been hurtful , and it was too late.
And my father began to speak hurtfully , sarcastically to me.
And what company in their right mind would touch such a nasty, intrusive, hurtful idea?
At the very least, your friend owes it to you to tell you why she's saying such hurtful things.
At this point he paused and looked sadly into the distance as if recalling every hurtful moment of the evening.