hurting meaning

Pronunciation:   "hurting" in a sentence
Noun: hurting  hurting
  1. A symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
    - pain
Verb: hurt (hurt)  hurt
  1. Be the source of pain
    - ache, smart 
  2. Give trouble or pain to
    "This exercise will hurt your back" 
  3. Cause emotional anguish or make miserable
    - pain, anguish 
  4. Cause damage or affect negatively
    "Our business was hurt by the new competition"
    - injure 
  5. Hurt the feelings of
    "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"
    - wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite 
  6. Feel physical pain
    "Were you hurting after the accident?"
    - ache, suffer 
  7. Feel pain or be in pain
    - suffer

Derived forms: hurtings

Type of: arouse, be, cause to be perceived, comprehend, damage, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, indispose, kindle, perceive, provoke, raise, symptom, untune, upset

Encyclopedia: Hurt Hurt, VA Hurt, Virginia


[American slang]
mod. very ugly; in pain from ugliness.
• That dog of yours is something to behold. It's really hurting.
• Man, is she hurting!


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  1. he did not answer for fear of hurting her.
  2. he was holding her arm, hurting it.
  3. leave go of my arm -- you are hurting!
  4. i had no thought of hurting your feelings.
  5. you're hurting my arm, lonnie.

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