hurt feelings

plural noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hurt feelings

:unhappiness or sadness caused by someone's words or actions
  • His behavior at the party caused a lot of hurt feelings.

Word by Word Definitions

hurt play
  1. : to inflict with physical pain : wound

  2. : to do substantial or material harm to : damage

  3. : to cause emotional pain or anguish to : offend

  1. : a cause of injury or damage : blow

  2. : a bodily injury or wound

  3. : mental or emotional distress or anguish : suffering

feeling play feelings
  1. : the one of the basic physical senses of which the skin contains the chief end organs and of which the sensations of touch and temperature are characteristic : touch

  2. : a sensation experienced through this sense

  3. : generalized bodily consciousness or sensation

  1. : sentient, sensitive

  2. : easily moved emotionally

  3. : deeply felt


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