(noun, adjective, verb)


1. suffering from physical injury especially that suffered in battle

- ambulances...for the hurt men and women

Similar word(s): injured, wounded

2. damaged; used of inanimate objects or their value

Similar word(s): damaged, weakened


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

Similar word(s): harm, injury, trauma

Definition categories: state, unhealthiness

2. psychological suffering

Similar word(s): distress, suffering

Definition categories: feeling, pain, painfulness

3. feelings of mental or physical pain

Similar word(s): suffering

Definition categories: feeling, pain, painfulness

4. a damage or loss

Similar word(s): detriment

Definition categories: event, damage, harm, impairment

5. the act of damaging something or someone

Similar word(s): damage, harm, scathe

Definition categories: act


1. be the source of pain

Similar word(s): ache, smart

Definition categories: perception

2. give trouble or pain to

- This exercise will hurt your back

Definition categories: body, indispose

3. cause emotional anguish or make miserable

Similar word(s): anguish, pain

Definition categories: emotion, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, untune, upset

4. cause damage or affect negatively

- Our business was hurt by the new competition

Similar word(s): injure

Definition categories: change, damage

5. hurt the feelings of

- She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests

Similar word(s): bruise, injure, offend, spite, wound

Definition categories: emotion, arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise

6. feel physical pain

- Were you hurting after the accident?

Similar word(s): ache, suffer

Definition categories: perception, comprehend, perceive

7. feel pain or be in pain

Similar word(s): suffer

Definition categories: body, be

Sentences with hurt as a verb:

- Does your leg still hurt? / It is starting to feel better.

- If anybody hurts my little brother I will get upset.

- This latest gaffe hurts the MP's reelection prospects still further.