Synonyms of hurt in English:

hurt


See definition of hurt

verb

1‘my back hurts’

SYNONYMS

be painful, be sore, be tender, cause pain, cause discomfort, ache, smart, sting, burn, tingle, throb

informal be killing, be playing up

ANTONYMS

be healed

2‘Dad had hurt his leg’

SYNONYMS

injure, wound, damage, disable, incapacitate, impair, maim, mutilate, cause injury to, cause pain to

bruise, cut, gash, graze, scrape, scratch, lacerate

abuse, torture, maltreat, ill-treat, molest

ANTONYMS

heal

3‘his cruel words hurt her deeply’

SYNONYMS

distress, pain, wound, offend, sting, upset, sadden, devastate, mortify, grieve, aggrieve, be hurtful to, hurt someone's feelings, cause sorrow, cause suffering, cause anguish, make unhappy, give offence to, cut to the quick

ANTONYMS

please, comfort

4‘high interest rates are hurting the local economy’

SYNONYMS

harm, damage, do harm to, be detrimental to, weaken, spoil, mar, blemish, blight, impair, impede, jeopardize, undermine, ruin, wreck, sabotage, cripple

informal foul up

ANTONYMS

benefit, improve


noun

1‘rolling properly into a fall minimizes hurt’

SYNONYMS

harm, injury, wounding, pain, suffering, discomfort, soreness, aching, smarting, stinging, throbbing, pangs

bruise, graze, scrape, cut, gash, scratch, laceration

2‘she loved him, in spite of all the hurt he had caused her’

SYNONYMS

distress, pain, suffering, grief, misery, anguish, torment, trauma, woe, upset, sadness, sorrow, wretchedness

harm, damage, injury, trouble, misfortune, affliction, wrong, detriment, disadvantage

British disbenefit

informal mischief

ANTONYMS

joy


adjective

1‘the doctor looked at my hurt hand’

SYNONYMS

injured, wounded, bruised, grazed, scratched, cut, gashed, lacerated, sore, painful, aching, burning, smarting, throbbing

ANTONYMS

healed

2‘Anne's hurt expression spoke volumes’

SYNONYMS

pained, distressed, aggrieved, displeased, disgruntled, anguished, resentful, offended, piqued, upset, sad, saddened, sorrowful, grief-stricken

informal miffed, peeved, narked, browned off, hacked off

British informal cheesed off

North American informal sore

vulgar slang pissed off

ANTONYMS

pleased