Distressing and Harmful


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Distressing adjective – Causing worry or anxiety.
Harmful and distressing are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Harmful" instead an adjective "Distressing".
Nearby Words: distress, distressed, distressingly, distressful
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Harmful adjective – Causing or capable of causing harm.
Distressing and harmful are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Distressing" instead an adjective "Harmful".
Nearby Words: harm, harmed, harmless, harmfully, harmlessly
Synonyms for Harmful

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effect distressing effect harmful effect
situation distressing situation harmful situation
way distressing way harmful way
effects distressing effects harmful effects
Other nouns: results, elements, events, obstacles, situations.
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