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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 discouragement may come in the form of direct disapproval or quite hurtfully being mocked and ridiculed.