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Definitions and Synonyms of bruising | Another word for bruising | What is bruising?

Definition 1: brutally forceful and compelling - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bruising or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • protected from the bruising facts of battle

(bruising is similar to ...) characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical)

"a forceful speaker" "a forceful personality" "forceful measures" "a forceful plan for peace"

Definition 2: causing mental or emotional injury - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bruising or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bruising experience
  • protected from the bruising facts of battle

(bruising is similar to ...) causing or capable of causing harm

"too much sun is harmful to the skin" "harmful effects of smoking"

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