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BRUISING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bruising mean? 

BRUISING (adjective)
  The adjective BRUISING has 2 senses:

1. causing mental or emotional injury
2. brutally forceful and compelling

  Familiarity information: BRUISING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BRUISING (adjective)


Sense 1bruising [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Causing mental or emotional injury

Context examples:

a bruising experience / protected from the bruising facts of battle

Similar:

harmful (causing or capable of causing harm)


Sense 2bruising [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Brutally forceful and compelling

Context example:

protected from the bruising facts of battle

Similar:

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


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