Synonyms for (noun) bruise

Synonyms: bruise, contusion

Definition: an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

Similar words: trauma, hurt, injury, harm

Definition: any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

Synonyms for (verb) bruise

Synonyms: bruise

Definition: damage (plant tissue) by abrasion or pressure

Usage: The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them

Similar words: damage

Definition: inflict damage upon

Usage: The snow damaged the roof; She damaged the car when she hit the tree


Synonyms: bruise

Definition: break up into small pieces for food preparation

Usage: bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them

Similar words: crush

Definition: break into small pieces

Usage: The car crushed the toy


Synonyms: bruise, contuse

Definition: injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of

Usage: I bruised my knee

Similar words: wound, injure

Definition: cause injuries or bodily harm to


Synonyms: bruise, hurt, injure, offend, wound, spite

Definition: hurt the feelings of

Usage: She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests; This remark really bruised my ego

Similar words: kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, arouse, raise, provoke

Definition: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

Usage: arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy