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Wiktionary3.0 / 3 votes

  1. bruisenoun

    ecchymosis, contusion

English Synonyms and Antonyms2.3 / 3 votes

  1. bruise

    Strike is the word for a single blow; to beat is to strike repeatedly, as a bird beats the air with its wings. Others of the above words describe the manner of beating, as bastinado, to beat on the soles of the feet; belabor, to inflict a comprehensive and exhaustive beating; cudgel, to beat with a stick; thrash, as wheat was beaten out with the old hand-flail; to pound (akin to Latin pondus, a weight) is to beat with a heavy, and pommel with a blunt, instrument. To batter and to bruise refer to the results of beating; that is battered which is broken or defaced by repeated blows on the surface (compare synonyms for SHATTER); that is bruised which has suffered even one severe contusion. The metaphorical sense of beat, however, so far preponderates that one may be very badly bruised and battered, and yet not be said to be beaten, unless he has got the worst of the beating. To beat a combatant is to disable or dishearten him for further fighting. Hence beat becomes the synonym for every word which implies getting the advantage of another. Compare CONQUER.

    Almost all antonyms in this class are passive, and can be formed indefinitely from the conquering words by the use of the auxiliary be; as, be beaten, be defeated, be conquered, etc.

    bastinado, batter, beat, belabor, castigate, chastise, conquer, cudgel, defeat, flog, overcome, pommel, pound, scourge, smite, spank, strike, surpass, switch, thrash, vanquish, whip, worst

    fail, fall, get the worst of, go down, go under, surrender

    Beat with a stick over the head; beat by a trick; out of town; beat to the ground; into submission.

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. bruise, contusionverb

    an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration


  2. bruise, contuseverb

    injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of

    "I bruised my knee"

    spite, wound, injure, contuse, hurt, offend

  3. hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spiteverb

    hurt the feelings of

    "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"

    injure, hurt, suffer, smart, violate, shock, appall, wound, transgress, scandalise, pique, contuse, appal, scandalize, outrage, go against, breach, pain, offend, infract, spite, anguish, ache, break

  4. bruiseverb

    break up into small pieces for food preparation

    "bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them"

    spite, wound, injure, contuse, hurt, offend

  5. bruiseverb

    damage (plant tissue) by abrasion or pressure

    "The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them"

    spite, wound, injure, contuse, hurt, offend

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. bruiseverb

    crush, squeeze, contuse

  2. bruiseverb

    break, batter, pound, bray, pulverize, comminute, triturate, break to pieces

  3. bruisenoun


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. bruisenoun

    contusion, ecchymosis

  2. bruiseverb

    contuse, ecchymose

  3. bruiseverb

    indent, deface, disfigure

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "bruise":

    blue, contusion, bleu, concussion, bruising

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How to use bruise in a sentence?

  1. Cincinnati Bengals:

    I tried to grip a ball on the sideline and thought it was just a bruise I could (play) through, but I went in and got the X-ray.

  2. Natalie Allison:

    If you love me then really love me. Don’t pretend, don’t just say it, and don’t leave like everyone before you. Love me, and love me to the end, stand by my side, and hold me when I cry. Love me like it’s the only chance you’ve got, because even though I’m not the best at saying “no” when someone offers love, I’m one bruise away from being broken. So love me like you mean it

  3. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.

  4. George R.R. Martin:

    A bruise is a lesson... and each lesson makes us better.

  5. The Rev. Jesse Jackson:

    We were absolutely surprised at the video, there were 50 bruise marks all over his body. They beat him.

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  • كدمةArabic
  • сіня́кBelarusian
  • натъртено място, синка, натъртвам, натъртвам сеBulgarian
  • blauCatalan, Valencian
  • modřina, otlouct se, podlitinaCzech
  • briw, claisWelsh
  • blauer Fleck, BlutergussGerman
  • μωλωπίζομαιGreek
  • kontuzoEsperanto
  • machacar, maca, estropearse, amoratarse, moratón, moretonearse, moretón, salirse moratones, mazar, cardenal, magullarse, magullarSpanish
  • saada, kolhia, mukiloida, kolhiintua, mustelma, hakataFinnish
  • cotir, se faire un bleu, s'abîmer, taler, contusion, meurtrir, se taler, se cotir, contusionner, cotissure, meurtrissure, bleu, talure, ecchymoseFrench
  • pronnadhScottish Gaelic
  • mazadura, negrón, hematomaGalician
  • zúzódás, horzsolás, ütődésHungarian
  • կապտուկArmenian
  • ammaccatura, lividoItalian
  • חבורהHebrew
  • あざJapanese
  • დალურჯებული ადგილიGeorgian
  • мо́дринкаMacedonian
  • хөхрүүлэхMongolian
  • [[blauwe]] [[plek]], beurze plek, slaan, rotte plekDutch
  • siniakPolish
  • hematoma, roxoPortuguese
  • julitură, zgâriaRomanian
  • помя́тость, мя́ться, ушиба́ть, уши́б, кровоподтёк, подби́тость, мять, поби́тость, ушиби́ться, помя́ться, ушиба́ться, синя́к, помя́ть, ушиби́тьRussian
  • мо̀дрица, mòdrica, màsnica, ма̀сницаSerbo-Croatian
  • šinka, podliatina, modrinaSlovak
  • modricaSlovene
  • blåmärke, fläckSwedish
  • chubukoSwahili
  • синя́кUkrainian
  • צעברעקלונגYiddish

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