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English adjective: hurt

1. hurt suffering from physical injury especially that suffered in battle

SamplesNursing his wounded arm.
Ambulances...for the hurt men and women.




2. hurt damaged inanimate objects or their value




English noun: hurt

1. hurt (state) any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

Synonymsharm, injury, trauma

Broader (hypernym)health problem, ill health, unhealthiness

Narrower (hyponym)birth trauma, bite, blast trauma, bleeding, blunt trauma, brain damage, break, bruise, bump, burn, contusion, cryopathy, dislocation, electric shock, fracture, frostbite, haemorrhage, hemorrhage, insect bite, intravasation, lesion, penetrating injury, penetrating trauma, pinch, pull, rupture, sting, strain, twist, wale, weal, welt, wheal, whiplash, whiplash injury, wound, wrench

2. hurt (feeling) psychological suffering

SamplesThe death of his wife caused him great distress.

Synonymsdistress, suffering

Broader (hypernym)pain, painfulness

Narrower (hyponym)anguish, self-torment, self-torture, torment, torture, tsoris, wound

3. hurt (feeling) feelings of mental or physical pain


Broader (hypernym)pain, painfulness

Narrower (hyponym)agony, discomfort, irritation, soreness, throes, torment, torture

4. hurt (event) a damage or loss


Broader (hypernym)damage, harm, impairment

Narrower (hyponym)expense

5. hurt (act) the act of damaging something or someone

Synonymsdamage, harm, scathe

Broader (hypernym)change of integrity

Narrower (hyponym)burn, defacement, defloration, disfiguration, disfigurement, impairment, wound, wounding

English verb: hurt

1. hurt (perception) be the source of pain

ExamplesDid his feet hurt?

Synonymsache, smart

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody's (body part) ----s

Broader (hypernym)cause to be perceived

Narrower (hyponym)act up, bite, burn, burn, hunger, itch, shoot, sting, thirst, throb

2. hurt (body) give trouble or pain to

SamplesThis exercise will hurt your back.

ExamplesDid he hurt his foot?

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)indispose

Narrower (hyponym)ail, disagree with, injure, pain, trouble, wound

Causeache, hurt, smart

3. hurt (emotion) cause emotional anguish or make miserable

SamplesIt pains me to see my children not being taught well in school.

ExamplesSam cannot hurt Sue

Synonymsanguish, pain

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)discomfit, discompose, disconcert, untune, upset

Narrower (hyponym)agonise, agonize, break someone's heart, excruciate, rack, torment, torture, try


4. hurt (change) cause damage or affect negatively

SamplesOur business was hurt by the new competition.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)damage

5. hurt (emotion) hurt the feelings of

SamplesShe hurt me when she did not include me among her guests.
This remark really bruised my ego.

ExamplesSam cannot hurt Sue , The performance is likely to hurt Sue

Synonymsbruise, injure, offend, spite, wound

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise

Narrower (hyponym)abase, affront, chagrin, diss, humble, humiliate, insult, lacerate, mortify, sting

6. hurt (perception) feel physical pain

SamplesWere you hurting after the accident?.

ExamplesSam and Sue hurt

Synonymsache, suffer

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)comprehend, perceive

Narrower (hyponym)catch, get, kill, prick, sting, twinge, twinge

7. hurt (body) feel pain or be in pain

ExamplesSam and Sue hurt


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)be

Narrower (hyponym)ail, choke, famish, gag, have, hunger, starve, strangle, suffocate

Antonymsbe well

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