bruised

adjective
\ ˈbrüzd How to pronounce bruised (audio) \

Definition of bruised

: having a bruise or many bruises a badly bruised fighter a bruised apple : damaged or wounded by or as if by being struck a bruised ego

Examples of bruised in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Having momentarily looked bruised and wrong-footed last year at the onset of the pandemic, Live Nation now finds itself as the cash-rich king of a global industry in distress. Tim Ingham, Rolling Stone, "How Will Live Nation Bounce Back From the Concertless Year?," 12 Apr. 2021 Sofia Enguillado, the victim’s mother, posted a TikTok video Sunday showing images of her son’s bruised face. Nora Mishanec, San Francisco Chronicle, "Victim in alleged anti-Asian attack at S.F. bar was punched by a retired pro boxer, witnesses say," 6 Apr. 2021 Photos of Xiao Zhen Xie's bruised and swollen face have been shared on news broadcasts, social media and websites since the March 18 assault. Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News, "Donations poured in after attack on Asian grandmother. She wants to give the money away.," 24 Mar. 2021 The temptation will be to go for a stellar name, a manager of the sort of standing and repute that will reassure the club’s bruised fans: someone like Rafael Benítez. New York Times, "Have You Seen This Man?," 26 Feb. 2021 The child was later taken to the hospital with bruised lungs. Tandra Smith | Tsmith@al.com, al, "Mobile mother allegedly threw her baby to the ground," 3 Dec. 2020 Sipple brought the bruised and battered young woman inside from the cold and offered her a blanket. Jamie Yuccas, CBS News, "Why was the word "boy" carved into the arm of an accused killer?," 8 Feb. 2020 The photo of her bruised leg is included in the affidavit. Vic Ryckaert, Indianapolis Star, "IMPD veteran accused of repeatedly abusing wife in Hamilton County," 11 May 2020 Look, this would be entirely reasonable because skaters often fall over during their performances (although Rippon did not, thxvm) and nobody wants to get a bruised tailbone. Sarah Weldon, Cosmopolitan, "Adam Rippon's Butt is 100% Real, Kids," 12 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of bruised

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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19 Apr 2021

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“Bruised.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bruised. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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