cause injuries or bodily harm to
hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite(verb)
hurt the feelings of
"She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"
cause damage or affect negatively
"Our business was hurt by the new competition"
To wound or cause physical harm to a living creature.
To damage or impair.
To do injustice to.
Origin: From injury, from injurie, from iniuria, from in- + ius.
to do harm to; to impair the excellence and value of; to hurt; to damage; -- used in a variety of senses; as: (a) To hurt or wound, as the person; to impair soundness, as of health. (b) To damage or lessen the value of, as goods or estate. (c) To slander, tarnish, or impair, as reputation or character. (d) To impair or diminish, as happiness or virtue. (e) To give pain to, as the sensibilities or the feelings; to grieve; to annoy. (f) To impair, as the intellect or mind
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in′jōōr, v.t. to wrong, harm: to damage: to annoy.—n. In′jurer, one who injures.—adj. Inju′rious, tending to injure: unjust: wrongful: mischievous: damaging reputation.—adv. Inju′riously.—ns. Inju′riousness; In′jury, that which injures: wrong: mischief: annoyance: (Pr. Bk.) insult, offence. [Fr. injurier—L. injuriāri—injuria, injury—in, not, jus, juris, law.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'injure' in Verbs Frequency: #624
The numerical value of injure in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of injure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of injure in a Sentence
Never injure a friend, even in jest.
Fortunately, he didn't seriously injure anybody.
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future one.
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
I hope they think long and hard about how words can injure and hurt other people.
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- ferirCatalan, Valencian
- haavoittaa, loukata, vahingoittaa, epäoikeudenmukainenFinnish
- díobháil, déan díobháilIrish
- birîndar kirinKurdish
- såre, skadeNorwegian
- ferir, machucarPortuguese
- ранить, повредитьRussian
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