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Adjective
Characterized by the use of wit, especially to offend
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“These wounding comments, however clever, witty and memorable, must nevertheless have regularly left emotional scars upon those with whom he came into conflict.”
Adjective
Causing, or characterized by, pain or anguish
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“She succeeds in her cruelty, but Dolly does not respond with wounding remarks in her turn.”
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Causing great pain or anguish
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Physical injury
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The fact of being injured
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A deep cut or tear in skin or flesh
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The act of killing, especially on a mass scale
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(somewhat rare) Bringing harm or injury to
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Present participle for to injure, damage, or inflict a wound on
“He thinks the swan was shot and we both wondered at the mindset of someone who could wound such a graceful animal.”
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Present participle for to harm or injure by cutting
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“His insults had provoked one of his tormentors to wound him with a knife.”
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Present participle for to puncture or pierce with a sharp, pointed object
“He has the Devil trodden under foot, and he will now wound him with the spear.”
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Present participle for to pierce or make a hole (or holes) in
“They tear or slightly wound the surface of the tender stems and suck the juices flowing therefrom.”
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Present participle for to harm or injure by shooting at
“While he stood in the open, one particularly adept sharpshooter managed to wound him in the leg.”
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Present participle for to cause to feel hurt, upset, or resentful
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“The plaintiff further insists that the defendant beat him in a way calculated to wound his pride and mortify his feelings.”
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Present participle for to cause (someone) pain, suffering or distress
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Present participle for to mistreat or do an injustice to
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Present participle for to hurt or injure someone physically, mentally or emotionally
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Present participle for to chew, grip or tear at something edible with one's teeth
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Present participle for to inflict severe physical pain on
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Present participle for to hit or strike someone or something
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Present participle for to cause physical pain to
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