bruising

adjective
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of bruising

: arduous, taxing
  • a long and bruising courtroom battle

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First Known Use of bruising

1872


BRUISING Defined for English Language Learners

bruising

adjective

Definition of bruising for English Language Learners

  • : extremely rough or painful



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