What is the meaning of hurt?


  • Any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc..
  • Psychological suffering.
    • usage: "the death of his wife caused him great distress"
  • Feelings of mental or physical pain.
  • A damage or loss.
  • The act of damaging something or someone.


  • Be the source of pain.
  • Give trouble or pain to.
    • usage: "This exercise will hurt your back"
  • Cause emotional anguish or make miserable.
    • usage: "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"
  • Cause damage or affect negatively.
    • usage: "Our business was hurt by the new competition"
  • Hurt the feelings of.
    • usage: "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"
  • Feel physical pain.
    • usage: "Were you hurting after the accident"
  • Feel pain or be in pain.


  • Suffering from physical injury especially that suffered in battle.
    • usage: "nursing his wounded arm"; "ambulances... For the hurt men and women"
  • Damaged inanimate objects or their value.
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APAWordNet. (2010). hurt. Retrieved April 24, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/hurt/definitions/1175907
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