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 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 DeRozan scored 24 points and Kyle Lowry struggled in his return from a three-game absence because of a bruised tailbone. USA TODAY, "Ben Simmons, Kyle Lowry ejected; 76ers hold off Raptors, 117-111," 15 Jan. 2018 The depth of feeling was a balm for bruised souls, who for a few hours Sunday had an intimation of theater’s capacity to emotionally unite us into a single organism. Los Angeles Times, "Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday bash reminds us why his music remains so radical," 27 Apr. 2020 After missing three games to recover from a bruised knee, Thompson immediately made an impact. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Matthew Dellavedova turns back the clock, helps lead Cleveland Cavaliers to 104-102 win over Denver Nuggets," 7 Mar. 2020 The Antonio Brown melodrama is but a twisted arm on what has become a bruised and dirty (but wealthy) body lying in the gutter in need of an acid wash. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: NFL would be much better off if Pete Rozelle were still in charge," 28 Sep. 2019 The longer the primary gets drawn out, anxieties from Democratic voters about a bruised front-runner will only increase. Joseph Simonson, Washington Examiner, "With Joe Biden surging, Hunter Biden faces fresh scrutiny," 4 Mar. 2020 Cornerback Aqib Talib is sitting out with bruised ribs, and linebacker Clay Matthews is out for at least a few weeks after breaking his jaw in Seattle. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Rams RB Todd Gurley ruled out for showdown with Niners," 12 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of bruised

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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18 May 2020

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“Bruised.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bruised. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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