HyperDic: harmful

English > 1 sense of the word harmful:
ADJECTIVEallharmfulcausing or capable of causing harm
harmful > pronunciation
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > harmful: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningCausing or capable of causing harm.
  • "too much sun is harmful to the skin"
  • "harmful effects of smoking"
NarrowerabusiveCharacterized by physical or psychological maltreatment
badcapable of harming
bruisingCausing mental or emotional injury
calumniatory, calumnious, defamatory, denigrative, denigrating, denigratory, libellous, libelous, slanderous(used of statements) harmful and often untrue
catastrophic, ruinousExtremely harmful
counterproductivetending to hinder the achievement of a goal
damaging, detrimental, prejudicial, prejudicious(sometimes followed by 'to') causing harm or injury
deleterious, hurtful, injuriousharmful to living things
illResulting in suffering or adversity / adversity
insidious, pernicious, subtleWorking or spreading in a hidden / hidden and usually injurious way
mischievousdeliberately causing harm or damage / damage
nocentHaving a tendency to cause harm
stabbing, woundingCausing physical or especially psychological injury
See alsodestructiveCausing destruction or much damage / damage
disadvantageous, unfavorable, unfavourableconstituting a disadvantage
malignEvil or harmful in nature or influence
noxiousinjurious to physical or mental health
offensiveCausing anger / anger or annoyance
painfulCausing physical or psychological pain
toxicOf or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison
unwholesomedetrimental to physical or moral well-being
Oppositeharmlessnot causing or capable of causing harm
Spanishdañino, dañoso, nocivo, perjudicial
Catalandanyós, nociu, perjudicial
Nounsharmfulnessdestructiveness that causes harm or injury
Adverbsharmfullyin a detrimental manner

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