Harmful vs Hurt - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between harmful and hurt
is that harmful
is of a kind likely to be damaging; injurious while hurt
is wounded, physically injured.
As a verb hurt is
to be painful.
As a noun hurt is
an emotional or psychological hurt (humiliation or bad experience).
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
* harmfull (archaic)
of a kind likely to be damaging; injurious
- Wear a hat to protect your skin from harmful sunlight.
* 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.
* injurious; see also
To be painful.
To cause (a creature) physical pain and/or injury.
- Does your leg still hurt ? / It is starting to feel better.
To cause (somebody) emotional pain.
To undermine, impede, or damage.
- If anybody hurts my little brother I will get upset.
- This latest gaffe hurts the MP's reelection prospects still further.
* wound, injure
* wouldn't hurt a fly
Wounded, physically injured.
An emotional or psychological hurt (humiliation or bad experience)
* How to overcome old hurts of the past
(archaic) A bodily injury causing pain; a wound or bruise.
* 1605 , Shakespeare, King Lear vii
* John Locke
- I have received a hurt .
(archaic) injury; damage; detriment; harm
- The pains of sickness and hurts all men feel.
(heraldiccharge) A roundel azure (blue circular spot).
(engineering) A band on a trip-hammer helve, bearing the trunnions.
- Thou dost me yet but little hurt .