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View synonyms for bruising

bruising

/ ˈbruːzɪŋ /

adjective

  1. causing bruises, as by a blow
  2. aggressively antagonistic; hurtful

    four months of bruising negotiation



noun

  1. a bruise or bruises
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Example Sentences

The digital dating sphere can prove tricky, and bruising, for the trans user.

And now, after falling short in a bruising campaign, he can do just that while getting in even more work in his garden.

Have you seen the bleeding and bruising, the skin ulceration and infection, the nerve paralysis?

What plays as depthless violence and bruising circus on screen obscures commercial pragmatism.

So the scandal, bruising at it was, was oddly liberating, I say.

The oracle can't always be worked with tranquillity; delinquents need bruising and smashing sometimes.

He got up, and after bruising himself severely, as he stumbled about to find the ladder, made an effort to obey the command.

He was startled by sudden pain as the hand leading him tightened its grip to bone-bruising force.

The ball struck a silver half dollar, and mashed it up, driving it against his thigh, bruising it very much.

But what, in Heaven's name, was the use of bruising her brains against the conundrums of the great unanswered metaphysical sphinx?

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