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Adjective
Affected with, or causing, physical discomfort or pain
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“I asked for the grace to give, to share, to console another, to dress a hurting wound, to lift a fallen spirit, to mend a quarrel, to dismiss a suspicion and replace it with trust.”
Adjective
Feeling sad or heartbroken
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“Pastor Ron could tell that Sally was really hurting about the divorce.”
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Lacking in material possessions or financial wealth
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Extremely offensive, harsh and insulting
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Tending to cause great distress or anxiety
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Causing, likely to cause, or capable or causing, physical harm or injury
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Noun
A state or feeling of great physical or mental distress or discomfort
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A strong desire
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A difficult or unpleasant situation
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An unpleasant sensation caused by physical illness or injury
Verb
(somewhat rare) Bringing harm or injury to
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“Various scientists suggest that global warming will hurt the environment in many ways.”
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(of a bodily part) Present participle for to suffer pain
“My muscles would hurt after I lifted weights for the first time in years.”
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Present participle for to cause pain or injury to
“Jerry managed to hurt Tom by smacking him in the face with a cue stick.”
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Present participle for to cause emotional distress to someone
“His brash comments on social media would hurt a great many people who read them.”
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Present participle for to cause pain through mistreatment
“Be wary of individuals who deliberately hurt others without empathy for their own personal gain.”
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