Thesaurus

injury

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of injury

  1. 1 something that causes loss or pain the harsh words were the worst injury that his father could inflict Synonyms of injury affliction, damage, detriment, harm, hurt Words Related to injury 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, sear Near Antonyms of injury healing, recovery; cure, fix, remedy

  2. 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 Synonyms of injury inequity, disservice, injustice, raw deal, shaft, unfairness, unjustness, wrongWords Related to injury affront, indignity, insult, offense (or offence), outrage, put-down, slight, slur; beef, complaint, grievanceNear Antonyms of injury cricketAntonyms of injury equitableness, equity, fairness, justice

Synonym Discussion of injury

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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