hurtful etymology

English word hurtful comes from English -ful, English hurt

Detailed word origin of hurtful

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ful English (eng) Used to form adjectives from nouns. Full of, tending to, or thoroughly possessing the quality expressed by the noun.. Used to form nouns from nouns meaning “as much as can be held by what is denoted by the noun”. Used to form nouns indicating a great deal of the quantity expressed by the noun.
hurt English (eng) Pained.. Wounded, physically injured. (intransitive) To be painful.. (transitive) To cause (a creature) physical pain and/or injury.. (transitive) To cause (somebody) emotional pain.. (transitive) To undermine, impede, or damage. (archaic) A bodily injury causing pain; a wound or bruise.. (archaic) injury; damage; detriment; harm. (engineering) A band on a trip-hammer helve, bearing the [...]
hurtful English (eng) Tending to hurt someone's feelings; insulting.. Tending to impair or damage; injurious; occasioning loss or injury.

Words with the same origin as hurtful

Descendants of -ful
colorful delightful disgraceful doubtful graceful grateful hateful helpful hopeful joyful meaningful merciful painful peaceful resourceful respectful rightful stressful successful suspenseful thankful truthful useful youthful