Synonyms for (adjective) bruising

Synonyms: bruising

Definition: brutally forceful and compelling

Usage: protected from the bruising facts of battle

Similar words: forceful

Definition: characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical)

Usage: a forceful speaker; a forceful personality; forceful measures; a forceful plan for peace

Synonyms: bruising

Definition: causing mental or emotional injury

Usage: a bruising experience; protected from the bruising facts of battle- John Mason Brown

Similar words: harmful

Definition: causing or capable of causing harm

Usage: too much sun is harmful to the skin; harmful effects of smoking