AskDefine | Define hurt

Dictionary Definition

hurt adj
1 suffering from physical injury especially that suffered in battle; "nursing his wounded arm"; "ambulances...for the hurt men and women" [syn: wounded]
2 used of inanimate objects or their value [syn: weakened]


1 any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc. [syn: injury, harm, trauma]
2 psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress" [syn: distress, suffering]
3 feelings of mental or physical pain [syn: suffering]
4 a damage or loss [syn: detriment]
5 the act of damaging something or someone [syn: damage, harm, scathe]


1 be the source of pain [syn: ache, smart]
2 give trouble or pain to; "This exercise will hurt your back"
3 cause emotional anguish or make miserable; "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school" [syn: pain, anguish]
4 cause damage or affect negatively; "Our business was hurt by the new competition" [syn: injure]
5 hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised me ego" [syn: wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite]
6 feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?" [syn: ache, suffer]
7 feel pain or be in pain [syn: suffer] [ant: be well]

User Contributed Dictionary




From hurter (French: heurter).


  1. Wounded, physically injured.
  2. Pained.


wounded, injured


  1. A wound or pain.
    • 1605, I have received a hurt. — William Shakespeare, King Lear III.vii


  1. To be painful.
  2. To cause (a creature) physical pain and/or injury.
  3. To cause (somebody) emotional pain.


to be painful
to cause physical pain
to cause emotional pain




Extensive Definition

Hurt may refer to a painful sensation or to a mental suffering.
It may also refer to the surname of one of several individuals:

See also

hurt in German: Hurt
hurt in Spanish: Hurt
hurt in Italian: Hurt
hurt in Dutch: Hurt
hurt in Polish: Hurt (ujednoznacznienie)
hurt in Portuguese: Hurt
hurt in Vietnamese: Hurt (định hướng)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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