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1 a state of great suffering of body or mind
  • in her hurt she said a lot of things to her boyfriend that she didn't really mean

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2 something that causes loss or pain
  • a totally baseless accusation that caused lasting hurt to his reputation

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Synonyms & Antonyms of hurt (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to feel or cause physical pain
  • my head hurts
  • a bad sprain that really hurts
  • I hurt all over

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3 to cause bodily damage to
  • the common belief that reading in poor light hurts your eyes

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4 to feel deep sadness or mental pain
  • I know you must be hurting from the cruel words they said

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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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The first known use of hurt was in the 13th century

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“Hurt.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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