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1. harmful

adjective. ['ˈhɑːrmfəl'] causing or capable of causing harm.

Synonyms

  • malign
  • pernicious
  • damaging
  • disadvantageous
  • noxious
  • denigrating
  • offensive
  • stabbing
  • painful
  • calumnious
  • ruinous
  • counterproductive
  • defamatory
  • subtle
  • calumniatory
  • detrimental
  • denigratory
  • mischievous
  • hurtful
  • abusive
  • prejudicial
  • nocent
  • destructive
  • libelous
  • bruising
  • wounding
  • denigrative
  • deleterious
  • ill
  • toxic
  • bad
  • libellous
  • insidious
  • injurious
  • unwholesome
  • prejudicious
  • slanderous

Antonyms

  • harmless
  • benign
  • wholesome
  • innocuous
  • advantageous
  • constructive
  • inoffensive
  • painless

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • harm (English)
  • hearm (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Harmful

  • apfel
  • apocryphal
  • awful
  • awful
  • baffle
  • baleful
  • bashful
  • beautiful
  • biffle
  • blissful
  • boastful
  • bountiful
  • bountiful
  • careful
  • cheerful
  • coffel
  • colorful
  • cranfill
  • deceitful
  • deceitful

Sentences with harmful


1. Adjective
An added bonus is that neither product is harmful to your children when they play in the sand.

Quotes about harmful


1. I'm not sure the least educated members of the population are missing out on the advances in medical technology as much as they are adopting harmful behavioral habits that shorten their life.
- S. Jay Olshansky

2. I suppose it’s not a social norm, and not a manly thing to do — to feel, discuss feelings. So that’s what I’m giving the finger to. Social norms and stuff…what good are social norms, really? I think all they do is project a limited and harmful image of people. It thus impedes a broader social acceptance of what someone, or a group of people, might actually be like.
- Jess C. Scott, New Order

3. Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.
- Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

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