- to cause bodily injury to; injure: He was badly hurt in the accident.
- to cause bodily pain to or in: The wound still hurts him.
- to damage or decrease the efficiency of (a material object) by striking, rough use, improper care, etc.: Moths can't hurt this suit because it's mothproof. Dirty oil can hurt a car's engine.
- to affect adversely; harm: to hurt one's reputation; It wouldn't hurt the lawn if you watered it more often.
- to cause mental pain to; offend or grieve: She hurt his feelings by not asking him to the party.
- to feel or suffer bodily or mental pain or distress: My back still hurts.
- to cause bodily or mental pain or distress: The blow to his pride hurt most.
- to cause injury, damage, or harm.
- to suffer want or need.
- a blow that inflicts a wound; bodily injury or the cause of such injury.
- injury, damage, or harm.
- the cause of mental pain or offense, as an insult.
- Heraldry. a rounded azure.
- physically injured: The hurt child was taken to the hospital.
- offended; unfavorably affected: hurt pride.
- suggesting that one has been offended or is suffering in mind: Take that hurt look off your face!
- damaged: hurt merchandise.
Origin of hurt
Synonyms for hurtSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for unhurtunharmed, intact, unblemished, unscathed, undamaged, safe, sound, unbroken, whole, unscratched
Examples from the Web for unhurt
Contemporary Examples of unhurt
Rey, unhurt apart from a scratch on her cheek, eventually was sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in the killings.The Mad Shooter of Paris Is a ‘Natural Born Killer’
November 21, 2013
Historical Examples of unhurt
It was easy for him unhurt to think what he would do if he were hurt.Weighed and Wanting
He dropped on to his feet, fell to the ground, then rose again, unhurt.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
Unhurt, sir, and so are Warner and Pennington, who are lying here beside me.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
But wherever her duty calls, she may proceed fearless and unhurt.
Restore her safe and unhurt to these longing, faithful arms!
- not having sustained any injury
- to cause physical pain to (someone or something)
- to cause emotional pain or distress to (someone)
- to produce a painful sensation in (someone)the bruise hurts
- (intr) informal to feel pain
- physical, moral, or mental pain or suffering
- a wound, cut, or sore
- damage or injury; harm
- injured or pained physically or emotionallya hurt knee; a hurt look
Word Origin for hurt
- Southern English dialect another name for whortleberry
c.1200, "to injure, wound" (the body, feelings, reputation, etc.), also "to stumble (into), bump into; charge against, rush, crash into; knock (things) together," from Old French hurter "to ram, strike, collide," perhaps from Frankish *hurt "ram" (cf. Middle High German hurten "run at, collide," Old Norse hrutr "ram"). The English usage is as old as the French, and perhaps there was a native Old English *hyrtan, but it has not been recorded. Meaning "to be a source of pain" (of a body part) is from 1850. To hurt (one's) feelings attested by 1779. Sense of "knock" died out 17c., but cf. hurtle. Other Germanic languages tend to use their form of English scathe in this sense (cf. Danish skade, Swedish skada, German schaden, Dutch schaden).
c.1200, "a wound, an injury;" also "sorrow, lovesickness," from hurt (v.).
see not hurt a fly.