Synonyms of hurt
1 injureDictionary • He had hurt his back in an accident.
wound • The driver of the bus was wounded by shrapnel.
cut • The personal criticism has cut him deeply.
disable • Tendon damage really disabled her.
bruise • Men's egos are so easily bruised.
impair • Consumption of alcohol impairs your ability to drive.
gash • He gashed his leg while felling trees.
2 acheDictionary • His collar bone only hurt when he lifted his arm.
ache • Her head was hurting and she ached all over.
burn • When you go to the toilet, it burns and stings.
smart • My eyes smarted from the smoke.
sting • His cheeks were stinging from the icy wind.
3 harmDictionary • Did they hurt you?
harm • The hijackers seemed anxious not to harm anyone.
injure • A bomb exploded, seriously injuring five people.
molest • He was accused of sexually molesting a colleague.
ill-treat • The rescued hostages said they had not been ill-treated.
maltreat • He was not maltreated during his detention.
lay a finger on
4 upsetDictionary • I'll go. I've hurt you enough.
upset • She warned me not to say anything to upset him.
distress • I did not want to frighten or distress her.
pain • It pains me to think of an animal being in distress.
wound • He was deeply wounded by the treachery of his closest friends.
grieve • It grieved me to see him in such distress.
afflict • There are four main problems that afflict these people.
sadden • The cruelty in the world saddens me incredibly.
cut to the quick
5 damageDictionary • They don't want to hurt their husband's careers.
damage • He damaged the car with a baseball bat.
harm • a warning that the product may harm the environment
ruin • The original decor was all ruined during renovation.
mar • A number of problems marred the smooth running of the event.
undermine • This will undermine their chances of success.
wreck • Vandals wrecked the garden.
spoil • It is important not to let mistakes spoil your life.
sabotage • The main pipeline was sabotaged by rebels.
blight • families whose lives were blighted by unemployment
crool or cruel (Australian, slang)
1 distressDictionary • I was full of jealousy and hurt.
distress • Her mouth grew stiff with pain and distress.
suffering • It has caused terrible suffering to animals.
pain • Her eyes were filled with pain.
grief • Their grief soon gave way to anger.
misery • All that money brought nothing but misery.
agony • He accepted there would be agony for the remaining children.
sadness • It is with a mixture of sadness and joy that I say farewell.
sorrow • It was a time of great sorrow.
woe • He listened to my tale of woe.
anguish • A cry of anguish burst from her lips.
heartache • He had been the cause of so much heartache.
2 harmDictionary • I am sorry for any hurt that it may have caused.
harm • It would probably do the economy more harm than good.
trouble • She tells me her troubles. I tell her mine.
damage • There have been many reports of minor damage to buildings.
wrong • I intend to right the wrong done to you.
loss • His death is a great loss to us.
injury • The two other passengers escaped serious injury.
misfortune • He had had his full share of misfortunes.
mischief • The conference was a platform to cause political mischief.
affliction • Hay fever is an affliction that arrives at an early age.
1 injuredDictionary • They were dazed but did not seem to be badly hurt.
injured • The injured man had a superficial stomach wound.
2 upsetDictionary • He gave me a slightly hurt look.
upset • They are terribly upset by the breakup of their parents' marriage.
pained • He looked at me with a pained expression.
injured • compensation for injured feelings
offended • She is terribly offended and hurt by personal remarks.
aggrieved • I really feel aggrieved at this sort of thing.
miffed (informal) • I was a bit miffed about that.
tooshie (Australian, slang)
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acheIf you ache or a part of your body aches, you feel a steady, fairly strong pain.
• Her head was hurting and she ached all over.
afflictIf you are afflicted by pain, illness, or disaster, it affects you badly and makes you suffer.
• There are four main problems that afflict these people.
afflictionAn affliction is something which causes physical or mental suffering.
• Hay fever is an affliction that arrives at an early age.
Thesaurus for hurt from the Collins English Thesaurus