Definitions for: Hurt


[n] the act of damaging something or someone
[n] a damage or loss
[n] feelings of mental or physical pain
[n] psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress"
[n] any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
[adj] used of inanimate objects or their value
[adj] suffering from emotional injury; "a bruised ego"; "to salve her wounded feelings"; "an air of hurt innocence"; "a tone of hurt surprise"
[adj] suffering from physical injury especially that suffered in battle; "nursing his wounded arm"; "ambulances...for the hurt men and women"
[v] give trouble or pain to; "This exercise will hurt your back"
[v] feel pain or be in pain
[v] cause damage or affect negatively; "Our business was hurt by the new competition"
[v] cause anguish or make miserable
[v] hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised me ego"
[v] feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?"
[v] be the source of pain



Webster (1913) Definition: Hurt, n. (Mach.)
(a) A band on a trip-hammer helve, bearing the trunnions.
(b) A husk. See Husk, 2.


Hurt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hurt; p. pr. & vb. n.
Hurting.] [OE. hurten, hirten, horten, herten; prob. fr.
OF. hurter, heurter, to knock, thrust, strike, F. heurter;
cf. W. hyrddu to push, drive, assault, hwrdd a stroke, blow,
push; also, a ram, the orig. sense of the verb thus perhaps
being, to butt as a ram; cf. D. horten to push, strike, MHG.
hurten, both prob. fr. Old French.]
1. To cause physical pain to; to do bodily harm to; to wound
or bruise painfully.

The hurt lion groans within his den. --Dryden.

2. To impar the value, usefulness, beauty, or pleasure of; to
damage; to injure; to harm.

Virtue may be assailed, but never hurt. --Milton.

3. To wound the feelings of; to cause mental pain to; to
offend in honor or self-respect; to annoy; to grieve. ``I
am angry and hurt.'' --Thackeray.

Synonyms: ache, anguish, bruise, bruised, damage, damaged, detriment, distress, harm, harm, injure, injure, injured, injury, offend, pain, scathe, smart, spite, suffer, suffer, suffering, trauma, weakened, wound, wounded

Antonyms: be well

See Also: abase, ache, act up, afflict, affront, agonise, agonize, agony, ail, anguish, arouse, be, bite, bite, bleeding, break, bruise, bump, burn, burn, burn, catch, cause to be perceived, chagrin, change of integrity, choke, comprehend, contusion, cryopathy, damage, damage, defacement, defloration, discomfit, discomfort, discompose, disconcert, disfiguration, disfigurement, dislocation, electric shock, elicit, enkindle, evoke, excruciate, expense, famish, fire, fracture, frostbite, gag, get, haemorrhage, harm, have, health problem, hemorrhage, humble, humiliate, hunger, hunger, hurt, ill health, impairment, impairment, indispose, injure, insect bite, insult, intravasation, irritation, itch, kill, kindle, lacerate, lesion, mortify, pain, pain, painfulness, perceive, pinch, prick, provoke, pull, rack, raise, rupture, self-torment, self-torture, shoot, smart, soreness, starve, sting, sting, sting, strain, strangle, suffer, suffocate, thirst, throb, throes, torment, torment, torture, torture, trouble, try, twinge, twist, unhealthiness, untune, upset, wale, weal, welt, wheal, whiplash, whiplash injury, wound, wound, wound, wound, wounding, wrench

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