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



    BrE BrE//hɜːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//hɜːrt//
    Being ill
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  1. 1  injured physically None of the passengers were badly hurt. opposite unhurt See related entries: Being ill
  2. 2  upset and offended by something that somebody has said or done a hurt look/expression She was deeply hurt that she had not been invited. Martha's hurt pride showed in her eyes.
  3. 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 Steve didn’t look seriously hurt. Stop that or you’ll get hurt! Martha’s hurt pride showed in her eyes. None of the passengers was badly hurt. a hurt look/​expression
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hurt