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Injured, wounded or hurt - thesaurus

Synonyms

the injured

adjective

hurt in an accident or attack

wounded

adjective

injured, especially with a cut in your flesh

hurt

adjective

injured, or feeling physical pain

black and blue

adjective

covered in bruises (=dark marks on your skin where you have been injured but not cut)

cut up

adjective

informal injured by being cut many times

burnt

adjective

injured or damaged by burning

critical

adjective

someone who is critical is very seriously ill or injured and might die

comfortable

adjective

not suffering much pain despite being ill or injured

out of action

if someone is out of action, they are injured or too ill to perform their usual activities

battered

adjective

old-fashioned used for describing someone who has been treated violently by a member of their family. The usual word is now abused.

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battle-scarred

adjective

a battle-scarred person, object, or place shows clearly that they have been injured or damaged in a war

be in the wars

to have injuries from being in an accident or fight

game

adjective

old-fashioned a game knee or leg sometimes feels stiff or sore, often because of an old injury

gammy

adjective

Britishold-fashioned a gammy leg or knee is stiff and painful because of an illness or injury

gangrenous

adjective

decaying because an injury or illness has caused blood to stop flowing

hors de combat

adjective

formal unable to do something because you have been injured

knackered

adjective

Britishvery informal hurt, damaged, or destroyed

lame

adjective

a lame animal cannot walk very well because its leg or foot is damaged

lame

adjective

used about a foot or leg that is damaged and prevents someone from walking easily

out of commission

informal not able to do anything because you are ill or injured

poleaxed

adjective

informal injured, or damaged

punch-drunk

adjective

a boxer who is punch-drunk has been hit in the head so much that his brain is damaged

shot

adjective

informal injured, damaged, or destroyed

someone’s blood was shed

used for saying that someone was killed or injured

swollen

adjective

an area of your body that is swollen has increased in size as a result of an injury or an illness

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