hurt someone's feelings

idiom

: to upset someone : to make someone feel bad
I'm sorry—I didn't mean to hurt your feelings.

Examples of hurt someone's feelings in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Leo July 23-August 22 Acting out of fear could hurt someone's feelings. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 12 Apr. 2023 Real love amounts to withholding the truth, even when you're offered the perfect opportunity to hurt someone's feelings. Katie Bourque, Good Housekeeping, 16 Dec. 2022

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'hurt someone's feelings.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near hurt someone's feelings

hurtless

hurt someone's feelings

Hurwicz

Cite this Entry

“Hurt someone's feelings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hurt%20someone%27s%20feelings. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!