Definition of Bruising

1. Adjective. Causing mental or emotional injury. "Protected from the bruising facts of battle"

Similar to: Harmful



2. Adjective. Brutally forceful and compelling. "Protected from the bruising facts of battle"
Similar to: Forceful

Definition of Bruising

1. Verb. (present participle of bruise) ¹

2. Noun. (slang) A violent physical attack on a person. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bruising

1. bruise [v] - See also: bruise

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bruising

bruhaha
bruhahas
bruilzie
bruilzies
bruin
bruins
bruise
bruise up
bruised
bruiselike
bruiser
bruisers
bruises
bruisewort
bruiseworts
bruising (current term)
bruisingly
bruisings
bruissement
bruit
bruit de Roger
bruit de canon
bruit de claquement
bruit de cuir neuf
bruit de diable
bruit de frolement
bruit de galop
bruit de la roue de moulin
bruit de lime
bruit de rappel

Literary usage of Bruising

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1. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1893)
"The case was that of a woman who had been found on the railway lines after having been run over the abdomen by some trucks; there was no external bruising ..."

2. Lachesis Lapponica: Or, A Tour in Lapland, Now First Published from the by Carl von Linné (1811)
"In every river a wheel is placed, contrived to lift up a hammer for the purpose of bruising flax. ..."

3. Reminiscences: Personal and Other Incidents ; Early Settlement of Otsego by Levi Beardsley (1852)
"Cold bath for one,—Cutting of, but not "bruising the Serpent's head." —" Coon" Hunt at night.—Habits of the Raccoon and Opossum.—Fox chase. ..."

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