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1 something that causes loss or pain
  • the harsh words were the worst injury that his father could inflict

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2 unfair or inadequate treatment of someone or something or an instance of this
  • the state did the rancher an injury when it destroyed his herd of cattle without adequate proof that it was diseased

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injustice, injury, wrong, grievance mean an act that inflicts undeserved hurt. injustice applies to any act that involves unfairness to another or violation of one's rights. the injustices suffered by the lower classes injury applies in law specifically to an injustice for which one may sue to recover compensation. libel constitutes a legal injury wrong applies also in law to any act punishable according to the criminal code; it may apply more generally to any flagrant injustice. determined to right society's wrongs grievance applies to a circumstance or condition that constitutes an injustice to the sufferer and gives just ground for complaint. a list of employee grievances

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The first known use of injury was in the 14th century

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“Injury.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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