Definition of Hurt

1. Noun. Any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc..

2. Verb. Be the source of pain. "Did his feet hurt?"
Exact synonyms: Ache, Smart
Specialized synonyms: Bite, Burn, Sting, Burn, Itch, Hunger, Thirst, Act Up, Throb, Shoot
Generic synonyms: Cause To Be Perceived
Derivative terms: Ache, Aching, Hurting, Smart, Smarting

3. Adjective. Suffering from physical injury especially that suffered in battle. ; "Ambulances...for the hurt men and women"
Exact synonyms: Wounded
Similar to: Injured

4. Noun. Psychological suffering. "The death of his wife caused him great distress"
Exact synonyms: Distress, Suffering
Generic synonyms: Pain, Painfulness
Specialized synonyms: Anguish, Torment, Torture, Self-torment, Self-torture, Tsoris, Wound
Derivative terms: Distress, Suffer

5. Verb. Give trouble or pain to. "Did he hurt his foot? "; "This exercise will hurt your back"
Generic synonyms: Indispose
Specialized synonyms: Injure, Wound, Ail, Pain, Trouble, Disagree With
Causes: Ache, Smart

6. Adjective. Damaged inanimate objects or their value.
Exact synonyms: Weakened
Similar to: Damaged

7. Noun. Feelings of mental or physical pain.
Exact synonyms: Suffering
Generic synonyms: Pain, Painfulness
Specialized synonyms: Agony, Torment, Torture, Throes, Discomfort, Irritation, Soreness
Derivative terms: Suffer, Suffer

8. Verb. Cause emotional anguish or make miserable. "The bad news will hurt him"; "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"
Exact synonyms: Anguish, Pain
Generic synonyms: Discomfit, Discompose, Disconcert, Untune, Upset
Specialized synonyms: Break Someone's Heart, Agonise, Agonize, Try, Excruciate, Rack, Torment, Torture
Causes: Suffer
Derivative terms: Anguish, Anguish, Pain, Pain, Pain

9. Noun. A damage or loss.
Exact synonyms: Detriment
Specialized synonyms: Expense
Generic synonyms: Damage, Harm, Impairment
Derivative terms: Detrimental

10. Verb. Cause damage or affect negatively. "Our business was hurt by the new competition"
Exact synonyms: Injure
Generic synonyms: Damage

11. Noun. The act of damaging something or someone.
Exact synonyms: Damage, Harm, Scathe
Generic synonyms: Change Of Integrity
Specialized synonyms: Impairment, Defacement, Disfiguration, Disfigurement, Wound, Wounding, Burn, Defloration
Derivative terms: Damage, Harm

12. Verb. Hurt the feelings of. "Sam cannot hurt Sue "; "This remark really bruised my ego"
Exact synonyms: Bruise, Injure, Offend, Spite, Wound
Specialized synonyms: Affront, Diss, Insult, Lacerate, Sting, Abase, Chagrin, Humble, Humiliate, Mortify
Generic synonyms: Arouse, Elicit, Enkindle, Evoke, Fire, Kindle, Provoke, Raise
Derivative terms: Offence, Offense, Offensive, Offensive, Spite, Spite

13. Verb. Feel physical pain. "Sam and Sue hurt"; "Were you hurting after the accident?"
Exact synonyms: Ache, Suffer
Generic synonyms: Comprehend, Perceive
Specialized synonyms: Catch, Get, Twinge, Prick, Sting, Twinge, Kill
Derivative terms: Ache, Aching, Hurting, Sufferer, Suffering, Suffering

14. Verb. Feel pain or be in pain. "Sam and Sue hurt"
Exact synonyms: Suffer
Specialized synonyms: Have, Choke, Gag, Strangle, Suffocate, Ail, Famish, Hunger, Starve
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Hurting, Sufferance, Sufferer, Suffering, Suffering
Antonyms: Be Well

Definition of Hurt

1. n. A band on a trip-hammer helve, bearing the trunnions.

2. v. t. To cause physical pain to; to do bodily harm to; to wound or bruise painfully.

Definition of Hurt

1. Verb. (intransitive) To be painful. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To cause (a creature) physical pain and/or injury. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To cause (somebody) emotional pain. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To undermine, impede, or damage. ¹

5. Adjective. Wounded, physically injured. ¹

6. Adjective. Pained. ¹

7. Noun. An emotional or psychological hurt (humiliation or bad experience) ¹

8. Noun. (archaic) A wound or pain. ¹

9. Noun. (heraldiccharge) A roundel azure (blue circular spot). ¹

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Definition of Hurt

1. to injure [v HURT, HURTING, HURTS] - See also: injure

Medical Definition of Hurt

1. 1. To cause physical pain to; to do bodily harm to; to wound or bruise painfully. "The hurt lion groans within his den." (Dryden) 2. To impar the value, usefulness, beauty, or pleasure of; to damage; to injure; to harm. "Virtue may be assailed, but never hurt." (Milton) 3. To wound the feelings of; to cause mental pain to; to offend in honor or self-respect; to annoy; to grieve. "I am angry and hurt." Origin: OE. Hurten, hirten, horten, herten; prob. Fr. OF. Hurter, heurter, to knock, thrust, strike, F. Heurter; cf. W. Hyrddu to push, drive, assault, hwrdd a stroke, blow, push; also, a ram, the orig. Sense of the verb thus perhaps being, to butt as a ram; cf. D. Horten to push, strike, MHG. Hurten, both prob. Fr. Old French. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hurt

hurries up
hurry up
hurrying up
hurt (current term)
hurt locker
hurt someone's feelings

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