Definition of hurt noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//hɜːt//
; NAmE NAmE//hɜːrt//
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[uncountable, singular] (rather informal) a feeling of unhappiness because somebody has been unkind or unfair to you There was hurt and real anger in her voice. It was a hurt that would take a long time to heal. Word OriginMiddle English (originally in the senses ‘ to strike’ and ‘a blow’): from Old French hurter (verb), hurt (noun), perhaps ultimately of Germanic origin.Extra examples He knew that he had caused his boyfriend a lot of hurt. I could see the hurt in her eyes. She knew that she had caused her husband a lot of hurt. the deep hurt that he felt when Jane left him
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