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Synonyms for hurt
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This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term hurt.

Princeton's WordNet

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

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

    Synonyms:
    wound, injury, distress, detriment, harm, accidental injury, psychic trauma, impairment, suffering, trauma, damage, scathe, combat injury

    Antonyms:
    uninjured, undamaged

  2. distress, hurt, suffering(noun)

    psychological suffering

    "the death of his wife caused him great distress"

    Synonyms:
    injury, distress, detriment, harm, excruciation, damage, distraint, suffering, trauma, agony, scathe, woe

    Antonyms:
    undamaged, uninjured

  3. suffering, hurt(noun)

    feelings of mental or physical pain

    Synonyms:
    injury, distress, detriment, harm, excruciation, damage, agony, suffering, trauma, woe, scathe

    Antonyms:
    uninjured, undamaged

  4. detriment, hurt(noun)

    a damage or loss

    Synonyms:
    injury, distress, detriment, harm, damage, suffering, trauma, scathe

    Antonyms:
    uninjured, undamaged

  5. damage, harm, hurt, scathe(adj)

    the act of damaging something or someone

    Synonyms:
    suffering, injury, distress, detriment, price, harm, damage, terms, legal injury, impairment, wrong, trauma, equipment casualty, scathe

    Antonyms:
    uninjured, undamaged

  6. hurt, wounded(adj)

    suffering from physical injury especially that suffered in battle

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

    Synonyms:
    weakened, wounded

    Antonyms:
    undamaged, uninjured

  7. hurt, weakened(verb)

    damaged inanimate objects or their value

    Synonyms:
    lessened, thinned, faded, cut, diminished, weakened, vitiated, attenuate, attenuated, wounded

    Antonyms:
    undamaged, uninjured

  8. ache, smart, hurt(verb)

    be the source of pain

    Synonyms:
    smart, languish, wound, injure, yearn, bruise, offend, ache, suffer, pine, anguish, spite, pain, yen

    Antonyms:
    uninjured, undamaged

  9. hurt(verb)

    give trouble or pain to

    "This exercise will hurt your back"

    Synonyms:
    smart, wound, injure, bruise, offend, ache, suffer, anguish, spite, pain

    Antonyms:
    undamaged, uninjured

  10. pain, anguish, hurt(verb)

    cause emotional anguish or make miserable

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

    Synonyms:
    smart, pain, trouble, injure, wound, bruise, suffer, offend, ache, ail, anguish, spite

    Antonyms:
    undamaged, uninjured

  11. hurt, injure(verb)

    cause damage or affect negatively

    "Our business was hurt by the new competition"

    Synonyms:
    smart, wound, injure, bruise, offend, ache, suffer, anguish, spite, pain

    Antonyms:
    undamaged, uninjured

  12. 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"

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

    Antonyms:
    undamaged, uninjured

  13. hurt, ache, suffer(verb)

    feel physical pain

    "Were you hurting after the accident?"

    Synonyms:
    injure, get, abide, endure, stand, suffer, lose, smart, tolerate, meet, support, stick out, wound, stomach, sustain, pine, spite, brook, bear, yen, bruise, yearn, pain, offend, languish, digest, have, anguish, ache, put up

    Antonyms:
    uninjured, undamaged

  14. suffer, hurt(verb)

    feel pain or be in pain

    Synonyms:
    injure, get, have, put up, offend, stand, smart, abide, support, wound, stomach, digest, suffer, spite, brook, anguish, stick out, tolerate, sustain, pain, meet, endure, bruise, bear, ache, lose

    Antonyms:
    uninjured, undamaged

Wiktionary

  1. hurt(verb)

    Synonyms:
    wound, injure

  2. hurt(verb)

    Wounded, physically injured.

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

    Synonyms:
    wound, injure

  3. hurt(verb)

    Pained.

    Synonyms:
    injure, wound

  4. hurt(verb)

    To cause (somebody) emotional pain.

    Synonyms:
    wound, injure

  5. hurt(verb)

    To undermine, impede, or damage.

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

    Synonyms:
    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.

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

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

    Preposition:
    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)

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

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

  2. hurt(n)

    Synonyms:
    harm, injury, damage, wound, detriment, mischief

    Antonyms:
    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.)

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

  2. hurt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    pain, wound, give pain to

  3. hurt(n.)

    Synonyms:
    harm, injury, damage, detriment, mischief, disadvantage

  4. hurt(n.)

    Synonyms:
    wound, bruise

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hurt(n)

    Synonyms:
    injury, wound, detriment, harm, damage

  2. hurt(v)

    Synonyms:
    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

How to pronounce hurt?

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How to say hurt in sign language?

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How to use hurt in a sentence?

  1. Jonathan Cane:

    There’s not usually time to get bored during track workouts because you’re doing shorter segments, but they hurt because you’re working hard. So for each segment, focus on one particular body part or technique. For instance, on one 400m repeat, think about nothing but making sure your hands are where they should be. On the next one, focus on your knee lift or getting your heels up toward your butt. When your attention is on one particular aspect, you’re less likely to be thinking, ‘Oh crap, this hurts!’.

  2. Kevin Mather:

    At the time, I didn’t recognize how my actions were affecting the people around me, i am truly sorry for the people I hurt and how I came across.

  3. Neighbor Brian Atkinson:

    They were calling his name and telling him to come out. That they had the house surrounded and they weren't going to hurt him, they told him they weren't going to go away.

  4. David Boren:

    I hope they think long and hard about how words can injure and hurt other people.

  5. Tung Chen-yuan:

    This kind of political interference would only result in hurt feelings for people on either side of the Taiwan Strait.


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