One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she had a bruise across her forehead’
contusion, lesion, mark, injury, black-and-blue mark, skin discoloration, blackening
swelling, lump, bump, welt
technical ecchymosis, trauma
1‘the right side of her face was badly bruised’
contuse, injure, mark, make black and blue, discolour, blacken, hurt
2‘the movement jars the contents, until nearly every apple is bruised’
mark, discolour, blemish
damage, spoil, impair, mar
3‘Eric's ego was bruised when the crowd jeered’
upset, offend, insult, affront, hurt, wound, pain, injure, crush, displease, peeve, vex, distress, grieve
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