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1. Causing pain or suffering, especially of a psychological nature.
2. Damaging or harmful: an incident that was hurtful to his career.

hurt′ful·ly adv.
hurt′ful·ness n.
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(həːt) past tense, past participle hurt verb
1. to injure or cause pain to. I hurt my hand on that broken glass.
2. to upset (a person or his feelings). He hurt me / my feelings by ignoring me.
3. to be painful. My tooth hurts.
4. to do harm (to) or have a bad effect (on). It wouldn't hurt you to work late just once.
1. upset; distressed. She felt very hurt at/by his behaviour; her hurt feelings.
2. injured. Are you badly hurt?
ˈhurtful adjective
causing distress. a hurtful remark.
ˈhurtfully adverb
ˈhurtfulness noun
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The perfect surface simplicity of the flat medium-two-shot at the racetrack is an example: Alicia and Devlin pretend to be watching and chatting about the race, all the while Devlin hurtingly and hurtfully perpetuating his emotional abandonment of Alicia as they lay out a soul-devastating plan for her, as conscripted CIA spy.
Her mother, Nora, seems to have frankly disliked her, making her preference for Lucia's elder brother, Giorgio, hurtfully plain.
cheating, money-grabbing scum", and most hurtfully "a common little tart who'd drop her knickers for any man who'd whip out his wallet.
I also know, now, that even when not intended in any way maliciously or hurtfully, that word still carried an apocalyptically powerful privilege dating back a century to the slave-holding past--signifying that even poor whites in east Tennessee a century later had a place in the social/safety hierarchy over that of our African-American neighbors.
I feel this is care in its true meaning, and not just "sitting there" as so hurtfully quoted.
In the headnote to the poem added at the time of its publication in 1817, Coleridge delights in his own metrical skills; he is as close to bragging as he comes, especially unusual in a poem that Wordsworth had hurtfully rejected for the 1800 edition of Lyrical Ballads:
Being exposed, getting denounced, suffering indignities, and then to become the butt of a joke - they all remind us of kindergarten emotions, the cruel taunts of children acting hurtfully.
Hurtfully, the controversial Norwegian boss even accused men who have traded on lion-heart spirit of throwing in the towel on this humiliation.
Piling my posture into a chair, holding it hurtfully straight, I wondered whether the government had a program for people like me.
If we want them to have self-control, then teachers must model self-control and not lash out hurtfully.
I have been in business for over 25 years, and in my travels and business meetings have met many many people all over the world, but I have never in my life had the misfortune to be so abused, so inappropriately, hurtfully, and so unfairly treated by a malicious group of individuals.
But to all appearances, this hierarchy has not even tried to understand what in reality is the monstrosity of terrorism mauling this beleaguered nation so hurtfully.