Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Causing harm or mischief; injurious; destructive. Also scathful.

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  • adjective Causing harm or mischief; injurious; destructive.

Etymologies

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From Middle English *scatheful (attested in derivative unnskaþefull), from Old English sceaþful ("hurtful"), equivalent to scathe +‎ -ful. Cognate with Scots scathfull, scaithful ("harmful, hurtful, injurious, damaging").

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