\ 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 His mother talked tearfully about staying up all night while applying ice to her son’s bruised head. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 5 Dec. 2021 Her lawyers submitted pictures of her bloody and bruised face, arm and scalp as evidence in the lawsuit, along with documentation of Cook apologizing to her via an Instagram message. New York Times, 10 Nov. 2021 Other video showed Durant’s bruised face as he was held by captors., 20 Oct. 2021 The 35-year-old New York City high school teacher was found naked, bruised and unconscious inside an Airbnb property on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico in 2018. Olivia Carville, Time, 22 Sep. 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 26 Feb. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bruised

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Bruised.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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