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Synonyms for hurt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. damage, harm, hurt, scathe(noun)

    the act of damaging something or someone

    counselor-at-law, pleader, exponent, power, counsellor, index, counsel, counselor, advocator, proponent, advocate

  2. detriment, hurt(noun)

    a damage or loss

    foetid bugbane, fetid bugbane

  3. suffering, hurt(noun)

    feelings of mental or physical pain

    forelock, foretop

  4. distress, hurt, suffering(noun)

    psychological suffering

    "the death of his wife caused him great distress"

    forelady, forewoman

  5. injury, hurt, harm, trauma(noun)

    any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

    police cruiser, patrol car, cruiser, cabin cruiser, police car, pleasure boat, prowl car, squad car, pleasure craft

  6. hurt(verb)

    give trouble or pain to

    "This exercise will hurt your back"

  7. suffer, hurt(verb)

    feel pain or be in pain

    unlogical, illogical

  8. hurt, injure(verb)

    cause damage or affect negatively

    "Our business was hurt by the new competition"

    red-shouldered hawk

  9. pain, anguish, hurt(verb)

    cause emotional anguish or make miserable

    "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"

    cuticle, racing shell, casing, case, eggshell, carapace, shield, scale, plate

  10. hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite(verb)

    hurt the feelings of

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

    cuticle, racing shell, casing, case, eggshell, carapace, shield, scale, plate

  11. hurt, ache, suffer(verb)

    feel physical pain

    "Were you hurting after the accident?"

    loose, generous, fat

  12. ache, smart, hurt(verb)

    be the source of pain

    skin pop

  13. hurt, weakened(adj)

    damaged; used of inanimate objects or their value

    swelling, lump, expulsion, protrusion, prominence, gibbousness, jut, jutting, intumescence, extrusion, bulge, projection, protuberance, gibbosity, intumescency, bump, blow, puffiness, hump, excrescence

  14. hurt, wounded(adj)

    suffering from physical injury especially that suffered in battle

    "nursing his wounded arm"; "ambulances...for the hurt men and women"


  1. hurt(verb)

    wound, injure

  2. hurt(verb)

    Wounded, physically injured.

    Does your leg still hurt? / It is starting to feel better.

    wound, injure

  3. hurt(verb)


    injure, wound

  4. hurt(verb)

    To cause (somebody) emotional pain.

    wound, injure

  5. hurt(verb)

    To undermine, impede, or damage.

    This latest gaffe hurts the MP's reelection prospects still further.

    wound, injure

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hurt

    Injury (Latin in, not, and jus, juris, right, law) signifies primarily something done contrary to law or right; hence, something contrary to some standard of right or good; whatever reduces the value, utility, beauty, or desirableness of anything is an injury to that thing; of persons, whatever is so done as to operate adversely to one in his person, rights, property, or reputation is an injury; the word is especially used of whatever mars the integrity of the body or causes pain; as, when rescued from the wreck his injuries were found to be very slight. Injury is the general term including all the rest. Damage (Latin damnum, loss) is that which occasions loss to the possessor; hence, any impairment of value, often with the suggestion of fault on the part of the one causing it; damage reduces value, utility, or beauty; detriment (Latin deterere, to rub or wear away) is similar in meaning, but far milder. Detriment may affect value only; damage always affects real worth or utility; as a rule, the slightest use of an article by a purchaser operates to its detriment if again offered for sale, tho the article may have received not the slightest damage. Damage is partial; loss is properly absolute as far as it is predicated at all; the loss of a ship implies that it is gone beyond recovery; the loss of the rudder is a damage to the ship; but since the loss of a part still leaves a part, we may speak of a partial or a total loss. Evil commonly suggests suffering or sin, or both; as, the evils of poverty, the social evil. Harm is closely synonymous with injury; it may apply to body, mind, or estate, but always affects real worth, while injury may concern only estimated value. A hurt is an injury that causes pain, physical or mental; a slight hurt may be no real harm. Mischief is disarrangement, trouble, or harm usually caused by some voluntary agent, with or without injurious intent; a child's thoughtless sport may do great mischief; wrong is harm done with evil intent. An outrage combines insult and injury. Compare synonyms for BLEMISH; CRIMINAL; INJUSTICE.

    blemish, damage, detriment, disadvantage, evil, harm, impairment, injury, injustice, loss, mischief, outrage, prejudice, wrong

    advantage, amelioration, benefit, blessing, boon, help, improvement, remedy, service, utility

    The injury of the cause; an injury to the structure; injury by fire; by or from collision, interference, etc.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hurt(v)

    wound, bruise, harm, injure, damage, pain, grieve

    heal, soothe, console, repair, reinstate, compensate, benefit

  2. hurt(n)

    harm, injury, damage, wound, detriment, mischief

    benefit, pleasure

Editors Contribution

  1. ow

    cause physical pain or injury to

    you really hurt me, sam.

    Submitted by rinat on September 4, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hurt(v. a.)

    injure, harm, damage, mar, impair, do harm to

  2. hurt(v. a.)

    pain, wound, give pain to

  3. hurt(n.)

    harm, injury, damage, detriment, mischief, disadvantage

  4. hurt(n.)

    wound, bruise

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hurt(n)

    injury, wound, detriment, harm, damage

  2. hurt(v)

    damage, wound, impair, harm, injure, offend, harry

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "hurt":

    injured, wounded, harm, injure, wrong, harmed, bad, poorly, evil, wound, injury, badly, pain, hit

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How to use hurt in a sentence?

  1. Carina Wan:

    Young people have already done a lot for us. We should at least stand out once for them. I am so distressed for them. Even though they seem a little bit violent ... they didn't hurt anyone, the ones who hurt us is the government. If they don't release the young people, we will keep standing out.

  2. Alliah Smith:

    When that baby grows up, people are going to say your parents are the ones who hurt people's families. People are going to hate on it, and that's not fair.

  3. Will Smith:

    My biggest emotional defeat and the greatest emotional pain I've had as an actor was when 'Wild Wild West' opened up to $52 million. The movie wasn't good. And it hurt so bad to be the No. 1 movie, to open at $52 million and to know the movie wasn't good.

  4. Essie Jarrett:

    It's been three months since I had the treatment, my knee is fine, [and] it doesn't hurt. And I do so much more--so much more. I go out a lot, I play with my grandkids. Everything that I had trouble doing before, I do it now.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Always be Honest and Truthful, even though it might hurt or create conflicts. Be in sync with your personal values, and make choices based on what you believe, and not on what others like. Live the life with Honesty, Truth and Integrity.

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