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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
hurt (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to inflict with physical pain - wound
b) to do substantial or material harm to - damage the dry summer has hurt the land
2.
a) to cause emotional pain or anguish to - offend
intransitive verb
b) to be detrimental to - hamper charges of graft hurt my chances of being elected
1.
a) to suffer pain or grief
b) to be in need - usually used with for hurting for money
2.
to cause damage or distress - hit where it hurts injure
hurt (noun)
1.
a cause of injury or damage - blow
2.
a) a bodily injury or wound
b) mental distress or anguish - suffering
3.
- wrong harm
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
hurt (noun)
1.
a state of great suffering of body or mind
SYNONIMS:
affliction, agony, anguish, excruciation, hurt, misery, pain, rack, strait(s), torment, torture, travail, tribulation, woe
RELATED WORDS:
discomfort; cross, crucible, trial; heartache, heartbreak, joylessness, sadness, sorrow, unhappiness; emergency, pinch; asperity, difficulty, hardship, rigor; ache, pang, smarting, soreness, stitch, throe, twinge; danger, jeopardy, trouble
NEAR ANTONYMS:
comfort, consolation, solace; alleviation, assuagement, ease, relief; peace, security; well-being
hurt (noun)
2.
something that causes loss or pain
SYNONIMS:
affliction, damage, detriment, harm, hurt
RELATED WORDS:
disservice, injustice, outrage, wrong; affront, dart, indignity, insult, offense ( offence); beating, crippling, mayhem, mutilation; defacement, disability, disablement, disfigurement, impairment; lesion; rupture, strain; abrasion, chafe, scrape, scratch; boo-boo, bruise, contusion, swelling, wound; bump, concussion; cut, gash, laceration; burn, scald, scar, scathe, sear
NEAR ANTONYMS:
healing, recovery; cure, fix, remedy
hurt (verb)
1.
to feel or cause physical pain
SYNONIMS:
ache, pain, smart
RELATED WORDS:
bite, bleed, burn, chafe, cramp, fester, itch, nag, pinch, pound, rack, sting, swell, throb, tingle, twinge; agonize, anguish, suffer; afflict, harrow, torment, torture
hurt (verb)
2.
to reduce the soundness, effectiveness, or perfection of
SYNONIMS:
blemish, bloody, break, compromise, crab, cripple, cross (up), deface, disfigure, endamage, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, spoil, vitiate
RELATED WORDS:
deteriorate, enervate, enfeeble, undermine, weaken; erode, scour, wash out, wear (away); blight, tarnish; dent, ding, dint; botch, gum (up), queer; lacerate, wound; disable, hamstring, lame, maim, mangle, mutilate, torment, torture; annihilate, bang up, bash, batter, clobber, crush, dash, decimate, demolish, desolate, destroy, devastate, do in, pulverize, raze, ruin, scourge, shatter, smash, tear down, total, waste, wipe out, wreck
NEAR ANTONYMS:
cure, heal, help, rectify, rehabilitate, remedy; edit, remodel, revise; ameliorate, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect, refine
doctor, fix, mend, patch, rebuild, recondition, reconstruct, renovate, repair, revamp
hurt (verb)
3.
to cause bodily damage to
SYNONIMS:
damage, harm, hurt, wound
RELATED WORDS:
batter, bloody, blow out, bruise, contuse, cut, gash, gore, lacerate, scald, scar, scathe, strain, tear; crease, graze, nick; cripple, hamstring, lame, maim, mangle, mutilate; abuse, aggrieve, afflict, maltreat, torment, torture; lay up; blemish, impair, mar, scrape, spoil
NEAR ANTONYMS:
cure, fix, heal, mend, remedy
hurt (verb)
4.
to feel deep sadness or mental pain
SYNONIMS:
agonize, anguish, bleed, hurt, mourn, sorrow, suffer
RELATED WORDS:
ache, long (for), pine (away), sigh, smart; rack, torment, torture; bemoan, bewail, deplore, lament, rue; bawl, blubber, cry, groan, howl, keen, moan, sob, take on, wail, weep, yammer, yowl; languish; regret
NEAR ANTONYMS:
beam, cheer, crow, delight, exult, glory, joy, laugh, ravish, rejoice, triumph; assure, cheer, comfort, commiserate, console, reassure, solace, soothe, sympathize
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