hardened by frequent exposure, especially to something bad; accustomed: I realize that many teens have seen online porn and may be somewhat inured to scenes that seemed shocking to me.
the simple past tense and past participle of inure.
- Also en·ured [en-yoord, -oord] /ɛnˈyʊərd, -ˈʊərd/ .
- in·ured·ness [in-yoor-id-nis, ih-noor-, in-yoord-, ih-noord-], /ɪnˈyʊər ɪd nɪs, ɪˈnʊər-, ɪnˈyʊərd-, ɪˈnʊərd-/, noun
- un·in·ured, adjective
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How to use inured in a sentence
He seemed quite isolated but he had become sufficiently enured to danger and though he kept a wary eye, he was not nervous.Frontier Boys on the Coast | Capt. Wyn Roosevelt
For all the trickery and malice which were embodied in it, only enured to the prisoner's benefit.
Europeans must guard against the climate, but it is possible to get enured to it, with care.Stanley in Africa | James P. Boyd
Their loss, however, was such, that the advantages of the field enured to the Americans.The Life of Francis Marion | William Gilmore Simms
He gan that Ladie strongly to appele Of many haynous crymes by her enured.