Hurt vs. Wounded

Hurt vs. Wounded — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Hurt and Wounded

Hurtverb

To cause physical damage or pain to (an individual or a body part); injure

The fall hurt his back.

Woundednoun

An injury to an organism, especially one in which the skin or another external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken.

Hurtverb

To experience injury or pain to or in (an individual or a body part)

I hurt my knee skiing.

Woundednoun

An injury to the feelings.

Hurtverb

To cause mental or emotional suffering to; distress

The remark hurt his feelings.

Woundedverb

To inflict wounds or a wound on.

Hurtverb

To cause physical damage to (something); harm

The frost hurt the orange crop.

Woundedverb

To inflict wounds or a wound

harsh criticism that wounds.

Hurtverb

To be detrimental to; hinder or impair

The scandal hurt the candidate's chances for victory.

Woundedverb

Past tense and past participle of wind2.

Hurtverb

To have or produce a feeling of physical pain or discomfort

My leg hurts.

Woundedverb

A past tense and a past participle of wind3.

Hurtverb

To cause distress or damage

Parental neglect hurts.

Woundedverb

simple past tense and past participle of wound

Hurtverb

To have an adverse effect

“It never hurt to have a friend at court” (Tom Clancy).

Woundedadjective

Suffering from a wound, especially one acquired in battle from a weapon, such as a gun or a knife.

A wounded soldier.

Hurtverb

(Informal) To experience distress, especially of a financial kind; be in need

“Even in a business that's hurting there's always a guy who can make a buck” (New York).

Woundedadjective

(figuratively) Suffering from an emotional injury.

My wounded pride never recovered from her rejection.

Hurtnoun

Something that hurts; a pain, injury, or wound.

Woundedadjective

(physics) Of a particle: having undergone an inelastic collision.

a wounded nucleon

Hurtnoun

Mental suffering; anguish

getting over the hurt of reading the letter.

Woundednoun

People who are maimed or have wounds.

The wounded lay on stretchers waiting for surgery.

Hurtnoun

A wrong; harm

What hurt have you done to them?.

Woundednoun

people who are wounded;

they had to leave the wounded where they fell

Hurtverb

(intransitive) To be painful.

Does your leg still hurt? / It is starting to feel better.

Woundedadjective

suffering from physical injury especially that suffered in battle;

nursing his wounded armambulances...for the hurt men and women

Hurtverb

(transitive) To cause (a creature) physical pain and/or injury.

If anybody hurts my little brother I will get upset.

Hurtverb

(transitive) To cause (somebody) emotional pain.

Hurtverb

(transitive) To undermine, impede, or damage.

This latest gaffe hurts the legislator’s reelection prospects still further.

Hurtadjective

Wounded, physically injured.

Hurtadjective

Pained.

Hurtnoun

An emotional or psychological humiliation or bad experience.

Hurtnoun

(archaic) A bodily injury causing pain; a wound or bruise.

Hurtnoun

(archaic) injury; damage; detriment; harm

Hurtnoun

(heraldry) A roundel azure (blue circular spot).

Hurtnoun

(engineering) A band on a trip-hammer helve, bearing the trunnions.

Hurtnoun

A husk.

Hurtnoun

any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

Hurtnoun

psychological suffering;

the death of his wife caused him great distress

Hurtnoun

feelings of mental or physical pain

Hurtnoun

a damage or loss

Hurtnoun

the act of damaging something or someone

Hurtverb

be the source of pain

Hurtverb

give trouble or pain to;

This exercise will hurt your back

Hurtverb

cause emotional anguish or make miserable;

It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school

Hurtverb

cause damage or affect negatively;

Our business was hurt by the new competition

Hurtverb

hurt the feelings of;

She hurt me when she did not include me among her guestsThis remark really bruised me ego

Hurtverb

feel physical pain;

Were you hurting after the accident?

Hurtverb

feel pain or be in pain

Hurtadjective

suffering from physical injury especially that suffered in battle;

nursing his wounded armambulances...for the hurt men and women

Hurtadjective

used of inanimate objects or their value