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harm·ful

 (härm′fəl)
adj.
Causing or capable of causing harm; injurious.

harm′ful·ly adv.
harm′ful·ness n.

harmful

(ˈhɑːmfʊl)
adj
causing or tending to cause harm; injurious
ˈharmfully adv
ˈharmfulness n

harm•ful

(ˈhɑrm fəl)

adj.
causing or capable of causing harm; injurious.
[before 1000]
harm′ful•ly, adv.
harm′ful•ness, n.

harmful

  • catalytic converter - A device with a catalyst for converting pollutant gases into less harmful ones.
  • allergen - Though allergens are not harmful themselves, when they are combined with certain antibodies, a reaction (i.e. the allergy) liberates substances that damage body cells and tissues.
  • intrigant - A person who plots something illicit or harmful.
  • nocuous - Meaning "harmful, noxious," it is based on Latin nocere, "to hurt."

harmful

If something is harmful to someone or harmful for them, it has a bad effect on them.

Too much salt can be harmful to a young baby.
Potassium could be harmful for those with impaired kidneys.

You can also say that something is harmful to a thing.

Excessive amounts may be harmful to the skin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"
disadvantageous - constituting a disadvantage
malign - evil or harmful in nature or influence; "prompted by malign motives"; "believed in witches and malign spirits"; "gave him a malign look"; "a malign lesion"
destructive - causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"
noxious - injurious to physical or mental health; "noxious chemical wastes"; "noxious ideas"
offensive - causing anger or annoyance; "offensive remarks"
painful - causing physical or psychological pain; "worked with painful slowness"
toxic - of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison; "suffering from exposure to toxic substances"
unwholesome - detrimental to physical or moral well-being; "unwholesome food"; "unwholesome habits like smoking"
harmless - not causing or capable of causing harm; "harmless bacteria"; "rendered the bomb harmless"

harmful

harmful

adjective
Translations
ضَارّمُضِر، مُؤْذٍ
škodlivý
skadelig
vahingollinen
štetanškodanškodljiv
ártalmas
skaîlegur
有害な
유해한
škodljiv
skadlig
เป็นอันตราย
có hại

harmful

[ˈhɑːmfʊl] ADJ [substance, chemical] → dañino, nocivo; [effects, consequences] → perjudicial, pernicioso; (to reputation) → perjudicial (to para) tobacco is harmful to the healthel tabaco perjudica seriamente la salud
the chemical is not harmful to plantsel producto químico no es nocivo para or no daña las plantas

harmful

[ˈhɑːrmfʊl] adj [substance, bacteria] → nuisible; [effects] → nuisible
harmful chemicals → des produits chimiques nuisibles
to be harmful to sb/sth (physically)nuire à qn/qch

harmful

adjschädlich (to für); remarksverletzend; harmful to one’s healthgesundheitsschädlich

harmful

[ˈhɑːmfʊl] adj harmful (to)dannoso/a (a), nocivo/a (a)

harm

(haːm) noun
damage; injury; distress. I'll make sure you come to no harm; He meant no harm; It'll do you no harm to go.
verb
to cause (a person) harm. There's no need to be frightened – he won't harm you.
ˈharmful adjective
doing harm. Medicines can be harmful if you take too much of them.
ˈharmless adjective
not dangerous or liable to cause harm. Don't be frightened of that snake – it's harmless.
ˈharmlessly adverb
ˈharmlessness noun
out of harm's way
in a safe place. I'll put this glass vase out of harm's way, so that it doesn't get broken.

harmful

ضَارّ škodlivý skadelig schädlich επιβλαβής nocivo vahingollinen nuisible štetan dannoso 有害な 유해한 schadelijk skadelig szkodliwy prejudicial вредный skadlig เป็นอันตราย zararlı có hại 有害的

harmful

a. perjudicial, dañino-a.

harmful

adj nocivo, dañino
References in classic literature ?
I have an adored, a priceless mother, and two or three friends- you among them- and as for the rest I only care about them in so far as they are harmful or useful.
The illiberality of parents, in allowance towards their children, is an harmful error; makes them base; acquaints them with shifts; makes them sort with mean company; and makes them surfeit more when they come to plenty.
He could not be persuaded to do a thing while it could do any good--he was iron, he was adamant in his stubbornness then--but as soon as the thing had reached a point where it would be positively harmful to do it, do it he would, and nothing could stop him.
If I did harmful or silly things, I'd thank you for telling me of them, and I'd try to mend my ways," answered Rose heartily.
And what if it so happens that a man's advantage, sometimes, not only may, but even must, consist in his desiring in certain cases what is harmful to himself and not advantageous.
He looked on this spiritual exercise as a harmful and dangerous abuse of the fancy.
Evening Summit Sessions to Allow Residents to Hear from Harmful Algal Blooms Experts Part of $65 Million State of the State Initiative to Combat Harmful Algal Blooms Lessons Learned from Studying 12 Priority Lakes Will be Applied to Waterbodies Across the State Governor Andrew M.
Within this, 3% of people considered the most harmful drinkers consume 27% of all alcohol bought in Wales.
An expert independent evidence review published in 2015 by Public Health England (PHE) concluded that e-cigarettes are significantly less harmful to health than tobacco - and have the potential to help smokers quit smoking.
When Hans-Joerg Urban joined Philip Morris International's research headquarters as a scientist in 2005, he said a senior executive laid out the tobacco giant's vision for the future: to create cigarettes no more harmful than a simple cup of coffee.
smokers want to quit, those who smoke more than a pack a day are less likely to want to quit and are less likely to view the habit as harmful.
However, the same report also found a quarter of respondents believed vaping was as harmful as, or more harmful, than tobacco despite Public Health England's conclusion that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than traditional cigarettes.