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harm

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of harm

  1. something that causes loss or pain you were lucky to survive the fire without harm no harm in trying Synonyms of harm affliction, damage, detriment, injury, hurtWords Related to harm disservice, injustice, outrage, wrong; affront, dart, indignity, insult, offense (or offence); beating, crippling, mayhem, mutilation; defacement, disability, disablement, disfigurement, impairment; lesion; rupture, strain; abrasion, chafe, scrape, scratch; boo-boo, bruise, contusion, swelling, wound; bump, concussion; cut, gash, laceration; burn, scald, scar, scathe, searNear Antonyms of harm healing, recovery; cure, fix, remedy


harm

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of harm

  1. 1 to cause bodily damage to though she wasn't harmed by the flying glass, she slipped and fell on a piece and cut her hand Synonyms of harm damage, injure, hurt, woundWords Related to harm batter, bloody, blow out, bruise, contuse, cut, gash, gore, lacerate, scald, scar, scathe, strain, tear; crease, graze, nick; cripple, hamstring, lame, maim, mangle, mutilate; abuse, aggrieve, afflict, maltreat, torment, torture; lay up; blemish, impair, mar, scrape, spoilNear Antonyms of harm cure, fix, heal, mend, remedy

  2. 2 to reduce the soundness, effectiveness, or perfection of the company's reputation has been harmed by allegations of crooked accounting Synonyms of harm blemish, bloody, break, compromise, crab, cripple, cross (up), deface, disfigure, endamage, flaw, damage, hurt, impair, injure, mar, spoil, vitiateWords Related to harm deteriorate, enervate, enfeeble, undermine, weaken; erode, scour, wash out, wear (away); blight, tarnish; dent, ding, dint; botch, gum (up), queer; lacerate, wound; disable, hamstring, lame, maim, mangle, mutilate, torment, torture; annihilate, bang up, bash, batter, clobber, crush, dash, decimate, demolish, desolate, destroy, devastate, do in, pulverize, raze, ruin, scourge, shatter, smash, tear down, total, waste, wipe out, wreckNear Antonyms of harm cure, heal, help, rectify, rehabilitate, remedy; edit, remodel, revise; ameliorate, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect, refineAntonyms of harm doctor, fix, mend, patch, rebuild, recondition, reconstruct, renovate, repair, revamp

Synonym Discussion of harm

injure, harm, hurt, damage, impair, mar mean to affect injuriously. injure implies the inflicting of anything detrimental to one's looks, comfort, health, or success.
    • badly injured in an accident
harm often stresses the inflicting of pain, suffering, or loss.
    • careful not to harm the animals
hurt implies inflicting a wound to the body or to the feelings.
    • hurt by their callous remarks
damage suggests injury that lowers value or impairs usefulness.
    • a table damaged in shipping
impair suggests a making less complete or efficient by deterioration or diminution.
    • years of smoking had impaired his health
mar applies to injury that spoils perfection (as of a surface) or causes disfigurement.
    • the text is marred by many typos


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