be hurtful

See: mistreat
References in classic literature ?
And would not a return to the subject result in raising suspicions which might be hurtful to our projects, if at some future time a favourable opportunity offered to return to them?
Could it be hurtful to send for some one - some minister of any denomination, it does not matter which - to explain it, and show you how very far you have erred from its precepts; and how unfit you will be for its heaven, unless a change takes place before you die?
Cole condemned the racial abuse subjected to him, and said such taunts could be hurtful and insulting.
it can sometimes be hurtful and insulting," The Daily Mail quoted Cole, as saying.
I wish people understood that their attitudes can be hurtful for both me and my son.
I would hate for it to be hurtful,'' Mirren says in almost hushed sincerity.
You have a conscience and realize words are powerful--and misusing them can be hurtful.
Many relationships fail and this process can be hurtful and last a while, so a bit of caution is to be expected.
PRESIDENT Mary McAleese has warned the expression Catholic Ireland could be hurtful to many people.
If people fail to learn in their youth not to be hurtful toward others, they will never learn it.
The use of the word in the song, which was written by John Raoul, was not meant to be hurtful to anyone in any way.