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Definition 1: the act of damaging something or someone - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for hurt in the sense of this definition

(hurt is a kind of ...) the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something

(... is a kind of hurt ) damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality

(... is a kind of hurt ) the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something

"the defacement of an Italian mosaic during the Turkish invasion" "he objected to the dam's massive disfigurement of the landscape"

(... is a kind of hurt ) the act of inflicting a wound

(... is a kind of hurt ) damage inflicted by fire

(... is a kind of hurt ) an act that despoils the innocence or beauty of something

Definition 2: a damage or loss - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for hurt in the sense of this definition

(hurt is a kind of ...) the occurrence of a change for the worse

(... is a kind of hurt ) a detriment or sacrifice

"at the expense of"

Definition 3: feelings of mental or physical pain - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for hurt in the sense of this definition

(hurt is a kind of ...) emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid

"the pain of loneliness"

(... is a kind of hurt ) intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain

"an agony of doubt" "the torments of the damned"

(... is a kind of hurt ) violent pangs of suffering

"death throes"

(... is a kind of hurt ) an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress

Definition 4: psychological suffering - [noun denoting feeling]

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

  • the death of his wife caused him great distress

Synonyms for hurt in the sense of this definition

(hurt is a kind of ...) emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid

"the pain of loneliness"

(... is a kind of hurt ) extreme mental distress

(... is a kind of hurt ) self-imposed distress

(... is a kind of hurt ) (Yiddish) trouble and suffering

(... is a kind of hurt ) a figurative injury (to your feelings or pride)

"he feared that mentioning it might reopen the wound" "deep in her breast lives the silent wound" "The right reader of a good poem can tell the moment it strikes him that he has taken an immortal wound--that he will never get over it"

Definition 5: any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc. - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for hurt in the sense of this definition

(hurt is a kind of ...) a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain

(... is a kind of hurt ) entry of foreign matter into a blood vessel

(... is a kind of hurt ) injury incurred when an object (as a knife or bullet or shrapnel) penetrates into the body

(... is a kind of hurt ) an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

(... is a kind of hurt ) state of being torn or burst open

(... is a kind of hurt ) a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin

(... is a kind of hurt ) injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain

(... is a kind of hurt ) an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)

(... is a kind of hurt ) a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions

(... is a kind of hurt ) an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)

(... is a kind of hurt ) destruction of tissue by freezing and characterized by tingling, blistering and possibly gangrene

(... is a kind of hurt ) breaking of hard tissue such as bone

"it was a nasty fracture" "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"

(... is a kind of hurt ) trauma caused by the passage of electric current through the body (as from contact with high voltage lines or being struck by lightning); usually involves burns and abnormal heart rhythm and unconsciousness

(... is a kind of hurt ) injury to the brain that impairs its functions (especially permanently); can be caused by trauma to the head, infection, hemorrhage, inadequate oxygen, genetic abnormality, etc.

(... is a kind of hurt ) physical injury to an infant during the birth process

(... is a kind of hurt ) injury caused the explosion of a bomb (especially in enclosed spaces)

(... is a kind of hurt ) the flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessel

(... is a kind of hurt ) injury incurred when the human body hits or is hit by a large outside object (as a car)

(... is a kind of hurt ) an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

(... is a kind of hurt ) a lump on the body caused by a blow

(... is a kind of hurt ) an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation

(... is a kind of hurt ) a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)

(... is a kind of hurt ) a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments

"the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell" "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"

Definition 6: give trouble or pain to - [verb of body]

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

  • This exercise will hurt your back

(hurt is a kind of ...) cause to feel unwell

"She was indisposed"

(... is a kind of hurt ) cause injuries or bodily harm to

(... is a kind of hurt ) cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed

(... is a kind of hurt ) not be very easily digestible

"Spicy food disagrees with some people"

(hurt causes ...) be the source of pain

Definition 7: feel pain or be in pain - [verb of body]

Synonyms for hurt in the sense of this definition

(hurt is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of hurt ) suffer from; be ill with

"She has arthritis"

(... is a kind of hurt ) struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake

"he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"

(... is a kind of hurt ) be ill or unwell

(... is a kind of hurt ) be hungry; go without food

"Let's eat--I'm starving!"

Definition 8: cause damage or affect negatively - [verb of change]

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

  • Our business was hurt by the new competition

Synonyms for hurt in the sense of this definition

(hurt is a kind of ...) inflict damage upon

"The snow damaged the roof" "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"

Definition 9: hurt the feelings of - [verb of emotion]

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

  • She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests
  • This remark really bruised my ego

Synonyms for hurt in the sense of this definition

(hurt is a kind of ...) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

"arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"

(... is a kind of hurt ) treat, mention, or speak to rudely

"He insulted her with his rude remarks" "the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone"

(... is a kind of hurt ) deeply hurt the feelings of; distress

"his lacerating remarks"

(... is a kind of hurt ) cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging

"His remark stung her"

(... is a kind of hurt ) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

"He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"

Definition 10: cause emotional anguish or make miserable - [verb of emotion]

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

  • It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school

Synonyms for hurt in the sense of this definition

(hurt is a kind of ...) cause to lose one's composure

(... is a kind of hurt ) cause deep emotional pain and grief to somebody

"The young man broke the girl's heart when he told her was going to marry her best friend"

(... is a kind of hurt ) cause to agonize

(... is a kind of hurt ) give pain or trouble to

"I've been sorely tried by these students"

(... is a kind of hurt ) torment emotionally or mentally

(hurt causes ...) experience (emotional) pain

"Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

Definition 11: be the source of pain - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for hurt in the sense of this definition

(hurt is a kind of ...) have perceptible qualities

(... is a kind of hurt ) cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort

"The sun burned his face"

(... is a kind of hurt ) feel hot or painful

"My eyes are burning"

(... is a kind of hurt ) have or perceive an itch

"I'm itching--the air is so dry!"

(... is a kind of hurt ) feel the need to eat

(... is a kind of hurt ) feel the need to drink

(... is a kind of hurt ) make itself felt as a recurring pain

"My arthritis is acting up again"

(... is a kind of hurt ) pulsate or pound with abnormal force

"my head is throbbing" "Her heart was throbbing"

(... is a kind of hurt ) cause a sharp and sudden pain in

"The pain shot up her leg"

Definition 12: feel physical pain - [verb of perception]

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

  • Were you hurting after the accident?

Synonyms for hurt in the sense of this definition

(hurt is a kind of ...) to become aware of through the senses

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

(... is a kind of hurt ) suffer from the receipt of

"She will catch hell for this behavior!"

(... is a kind of hurt ) feel a sudden sharp, local pain

(... is a kind of hurt ) cause a stinging pain

"The needle pricked his skin"

(... is a kind of hurt ) be the source of great pain for

"These new shoes are killing me!"

Definition 13: damaged; used of inanimate objects or their value - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for hurt in the sense of this definition

(hurt is similar to ...) harmed or injured or spoiled

"I won't buy damaged goods" "the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings"

Definition 14: suffering from physical injury especially that suffered in battle - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • nursing his wounded arm
  • ambulances...for the hurt men and women

Synonyms for hurt in the sense of this definition

(hurt is similar to ...) harmed

"injured soldiers"

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