noun, plural in·ju·ries.
Origin of injury
Examples from the Web for injury
It was like a constant assault, an almost stupefying catalogue of mindless racial insult and injury.How Martin Luther King Jr. Influenced Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’|Peter Guralnick|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And thus I end up at the bottom of the stairs, about one month after my injury and two months after my wedding.
Insult to injury, its $43 million gross was less than one-fifth of what Ted took in.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More|Kevin Fallon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To add insult to injury, he procured male escorts while traveling for school business.
Even before his injury, the strain had begun to tell on him.
It must have been for the purpose of wreaking some injury on Merriwell as he slept.Frank Merriwell's New Comedian|Burt L. Standish
"Yesseh," repeated Williams, in tones of injury, as if his veracity had been challenged.The Monster and Other Stories|Stephen Crane
I will not say, Here is fine or cheap: that were an injury to the verse itself, and to the effects it can produce.Poems of Henry Vaughan, Silurist, Volume II|Henry Vaughan
He moved away, but on the steps was once more seized with a sense of injury and outraged dignity.McTeague|Frank Norris
Rasay has written to Boswell an account of the injury done him by representing his house as subordinate to that of Dunvegan.Life Of Johnson, Volume 5|Boswell
British Dictionary definitions for injury
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for injury
Word Origin and History for injury
late 14c., "harm, damage, loss; a specific injury," from Anglo-French injurie "wrongful action," from Latin injuria "wrong, hurt, injustice, insult," noun use of fem. of injurius "wrongful, unjust," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + ius (genitive iuris) "right, law" (see jurist).
Medicine definitions for injury
Idioms and Phrases with injury
see add insult to injury.