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To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (adjective) harmful

Synonyms: harmful Definition: causing or capable of causing harm Usage: too much sun is harmful to the skin; harmful effects of smoking

Hypernyms: abusive Definition: characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment Usage: abusive punishment; argued...that foster homes are abusive

Hypernyms: bad Definition: capable of harming Usage: bad air; smoking is bad for you

Hypernyms: bruising Definition: causing mental or emotional injury Usage: a bruising experience; protected from the bruising facts of battle- John Mason Brown

Hypernyms: hurtful, injurious, deleterious Definition: harmful to living things Usage: deleterious chemical additives

Hypernyms: defamatory, denigrating, denigrative, denigratory, libellous, libelous, calumniatory, calumnious, slanderous Definition: (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign

Hypernyms: ruinous, catastrophic Definition: extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin Usage: a catastrophic depression; catastrophic illness; a ruinous course of action

Hypernyms: counterproductive Definition: tending to hinder the achievement of a goal

Hypernyms: detrimental, damaging, prejudicial, prejudicious Definition: (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury Usage: damaging to career and reputation; the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant

Hypernyms: ill Definition: resulting in suffering or adversity Usage: ill effects; it's an ill wind that blows no good

Hypernyms: insidious, pernicious, subtle Definition: working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way Usage: glaucoma is an insidious disease; a subtle poison

Hypernyms: mischievous Definition: deliberately causing harm or damage Usage: mischievous rumors and falsehoods

Hypernyms: nocent Definition: having a tendency to cause harm

Hypernyms: stabbing, wounding Definition: causing physical or especially psychological injury Usage: a stabbing remark; wounding and false charges of disloyalty