Antonyms for hurt


Grammar : Adj, noun, verb
Spell : hurt
Phonetic Transcription : hɜrt


Definition of hurt

Origin :
  • c.1200, "to injure, wound" (the body, feelings, reputation, etc.), also "to stumble (into), bump into; charge against, rush, crash into; knock (things) together," from Old French hurter "to ram, strike, collide," perhaps from Frankish *hurt "ram" (cf. Middle High German hurten "run at, collide," Old Norse hrutr "ram"). The English usage is as old as the French, and perhaps there was a native Old English *hyrtan, but it has not been recorded. Meaning "to be a source of pain" (of a body part) is from 1850. To hurt (one's) feelings attested by 1779. Sense of "knock" died out 17c., but cf. hurtle. Other Germanic languages tend to use their form of English scathe in this sense (cf. Danish skade, Swedish skada, German schaden, Dutch schaden).
  • adj physically or mentally injured
  • noun injury; damage
  • verb cause physical pain; experience pain
  • verb cause mental pain
Example sentences :
  • Oh, I see—and of course you'd like your revenge—carrying me off from him just to hurt him.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • I was so disappointed and hurt and heartsick, and he kissed me and soothed me.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • But you thought the girl had cut loose from you, and it hurt you.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • I don't wish to hurt you, but I must be perfectly honest with myself and with you.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • The woman was not at all of a bad sort, only her dignity was hurt.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Not accustomed to be hurt, it resented hurt when it came the more sorely.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • It was easy for him unhurt to think what he would do if he were hurt.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • I was trying to find the house of a young man who has been hurt.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • Yet there had been a look on her face when she saw those two which startled and hurt him.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • I trust that you have taken no hurt from all that you have gone through yesterday.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle

Synonyms for hurt

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