Looking for negative words starting with H? You’ve landed on the right page, below I’ve put together a list of negative words that start the letter H.
I’ve included some of the more interesting, unusual, and powerful adjectives that have negative implications.
Finding the right words to describe something in the way you want can be very powerful. I hope you find the word(s) you’re looking for, good luck!
30+ Negative Words Starting With H
Hacks – cut with rough or heavy blows.
Haggle – dispute or bargain persistently, especially over the cost of something.
Halfhearted – without enthusiasm or energy.
Hampered – hinder or impede the movement or progress of.
Handicapped – (of a person) having a condition that markedly restricts their ability to function physically, mentally, or socially.
Haphazard – lacking any obvious principle of organization.
Hapless – (especially of a person) unfortunate.
Harassment – aggressive pressure or intimidation.
Hardships – severe suffering or privation.
Harmful – causing or likely to cause harm.
Hasty – done with excessive speed or urgency; hurried.
Hateful – arousing, deserving of, or filled with hatred.
Haunting – poignant; evocative.
Hazardous – risky; dangerous.
Heartbreaking – causing overwhelming distress; very upsetting.
Heckled – interrupt (a public speaker) with derisive or aggressive comments or abuse.
Hedonistic – engaged in the pursuit of pleasure; sensually self-indulgent.
Heinous – (of a person or wrongful act, especially a crime) utterly odious or wicked.
Hell-bent – determined to achieve something at all costs.
Helplessness – inability to defend oneself or to act effectively.
Hideously – in an extremely ugly manner.
Hoax – a humorous or malicious deception.
Hooligan – a violent young troublemaker, typically one of a gang.
Hopelessness – a feeling or state of despair; lack of hope.
Horrendous – extremely unpleasant, horrifying, or terrible.
Hostage – a person seized or held as security for the fulfillment of a condition.
Hostile – showing or feeling opposition or dislike; unfriendly.
Hotheaded – having an impetuous or quick-tempered nature.
Humiliating – making someone feel ashamed and foolish by injuring their dignity and pride.
Hurtful – causing distress to someone’s feelings.
Hysteria – exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement.
Are there any negative words beginning with the letter H you think should be on this list? Drop me a comment, I’m always open to adding more words – thanks!
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Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.