scatheful

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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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scatheful ‎(comparative more scatheful, superlative most scatheful)

  1. Causing harm or mischief; injurious; destructive.

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