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Synonyms for injury
ˈɪn dʒə ri

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Princeton's WordNet

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

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

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

  2. injury, accidental injury(noun)

    an accident that results in physical damage or hurt

    wound, trauma, combat injury, hurt, accidental injury, harm

  3. wound, injury, combat injury(noun)

    a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat

    hurt, wound, harm, accidental injury, lesion, trauma, wounding, combat injury

  4. injury(noun)

    an act that causes someone or something to receive physical damage

    wound, trauma, combat injury, hurt, accidental injury, harm

  5. injury(noun)

    wrongdoing that violates another's rights and is unjustly inflicted

    wound, trauma, combat injury, hurt, accidental injury, harm

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. injury

    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, hurt, impairment, 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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. injury(n.)

    wrong, injustice

  2. injury(n.)

    hurt, damage, harm, detriment, mischief, prejudice

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. injury(n)

    damage, detriment, harm, hurt, wound, impairment, mutilation, defacement, violation, lesion

    Associated words:
    vulnerable, vulnerability, invulnerable, invulnerability, inviolable, vulnific

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How to use injury in a sentence?

  1. William Sweeney Jr.:

    What actually happened to the horses amounted to nothing less than abuse, they experienced cardiac issues, overexertion leading to leg fractures, increased risk of injury and, in some cases, death.

  2. District Attorney Paul Howard:

    Weve concluded that at the time Mr. Brooks was shot, he did not pose an imminent threat of serious injury to the officers.

  3. Parlow Cone:

    I think I was just a typical athlete, i had an injury, we know injuries are part of the game, just tell me how long I need to sit out and what rehab I need to do before I can get back on the field.

  4. Phaedrus:

    To add insult to injury.

  5. Police Rajesh Kumar:

    Some unknown people have fired on him and he died due to firearm injury.

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