: 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 At a minimum, that approach may have helped to soothe Mr. Trump’s bruised ego. Shane Goldmacher, New York Times, 5 Feb. 2024 Photos provided by police show Zamora’s bruised leg and the motorcycle Gil was driving. Omar Rodríguez Ortiz, Miami Herald, 1 Feb. 2024 In addition, Kevin Love showed up on the injury report with a bruised left knee, listed as questionable. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 13 Jan. 2024 It’s built around an icy performance by Alfre Woodard that thaws to reveal a bruised soul. Radhika Seth, Vogue, 6 Jan. 2024 Mayfield sustained bruised ribs when he was roughed up by safety Tyrann Mathieu late in the fourth quarter. Rick Stroud, Orlando Sentinel, 1 Jan. 2024 One firefighter sustained bruised ribs after falling off a ladder, but there were no other injuries or fatalities. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 29 Nov. 2023 All-Star guard Tyrese Haliburton had an off night after missing Saturday’s game with a bruised knee. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 19 Dec. 2023 According to a report from the Evening Standard, police were able to confirm the victim was a 20-year-old Jewish woman, who was left bruised and unconscious but did not require a trip to the hospital. Michael Lee, Fox News, 10 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bruised was in the 14th century

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“Bruised.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bruised. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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