Definition of hurtfully adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hurtfully

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈhɜːtfəli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɜːrtfəli//
 
 
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in a way that makes you feel upset and offended synonym unkindly He said, rather hurtfully, that he had better things to do than come and see me.