Harmful vs Hateful - What's the difference?

harmful | hateful |


As adjectives the difference between harmful and hateful

is that harmful is of a kind likely to be damaging; injurious while hateful is evoking a feeling of hatred.

harmful

English

Alternative forms

* harmfull (archaic)

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • of a kind likely to be damaging; injurious
  • Wear a hat to protect your skin from harmful sunlight.

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "harmful" is often applied: effect, consequence, impact, influence, emission, chemical, ingredient, substance, gas, agent, additive, drug, radiation, dust, organism, plant, animal, insect, action, act, behavior, component, content, activity, interference, use.

    Synonyms

    * injurious; see also

    Antonyms

    * beneficial * harmless

    See also

    * harm

    hateful

    English

    Alternative forms

    * hatefull

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Evoking a feeling of hatred.
  • Dislikeable.
  • Full of hatred.
  • Derived terms

    * hatefully * hatefulness

    Antonyms

    * loveful