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Meaning of HARMFUL

Pronunciation:  'hârmful

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  constituting a disadvantage
  2. [adj]  tending to cause great harm
  3. [adj]  contrary to your interests or welfare; "adverse circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"
  4. [adj]  causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"
  5. [adj]  injurious to physical or mental health; "noxious chemical wastes"; "noxious ideas"
  6. [adj]  able or likely to do harm

HARMFUL is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: abusive, adverse, bad, baneful, bruising, calumniatory, calumnious, catastrophic, corrupting, counterproductive, damaging, dangerous, deadly, defamatory, degrading, deleterious, denigrating, denigrative, denigratory, detrimental, disadvantageous, evil, hurtful, ill, inauspicious, injurious, insidious, libellous, libelous, malign, minus, mischievous, negative, nocent, pernicious, pestilent, prejudicial, prejudicious, ruinous, slanderous, stabbing, subtle, traumatic, unfavorable, unfavourable, unsafe, untoward, vesicant, vesicatory, wounding
 Antonyms: advantageous, harmless, innocuous
 See Also: destructive, harmful, inexpedient, inopportune, noxious, offensive, painful, toxic, unwholesome



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Harm"ful\, a.
Full of harm; injurious; hurtful; mischievous. `` Most
harmful hazards.'' --Strype. --{Harm"ful*ly}, adv. --
{Harm"ful*ness}, n.

Thesaurus Terms
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