- Opposite words for harmful:
- innocuous, safe, noncorrosive, beneficial, benign, life-giving, inoffensive, useful, salutary, propitious, serviceable, nonpolluting, rejuvenating, palliative, innocent, good, nondestructive, nonfatal, healthful, helpful, noninfectious, nonlethal, healthy, nontoxic, profitable, sound, nonpoisonous, salubrious, favorable, secure, beneficent, advantageous, hurtless, curative, remedial, anodyne, invigorating, wholesome, nonvenomous, benignant, harmless.
- Usage samples:
Water is not itself harmful.
"Lessons on Soil",E. J. Russell.
A little eaten at the end of a meal is not harmful to the normal person.
"School and Home Cooking",Carlotta C. Greer.
I find it less harmful and expensive to have my pleasure here.
"The Story of a Mine",Bret Harte.
But more harmful and more unfortunate than any other word or act was the statement of President Wilson that we might be " too proud to fight."
"With the French in France and Salonika",Richard Harding Davis.
- Water is not itself harmful.