Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
injuriainjury, perh. through F.
injurierto insult, in OF. also, to injure; or perhaps fr. E.
injury, or F.
To do harm to; to impair the excellence and value of; to hurt; to damage;–
used in a variety of senses; as:
To hurt or wound, as the person; to impair soundness, as of health.
To damage or lessen the value of, as goods or estate.
To slander, tarnish, or impair, as reputation or character.
To impair or diminish, as happiness or virtue.
To give pain to, as the sensibilities or the feelings; to grieve; to annoy.
To impair, as the intellect or mind.
Syn. – To damage; mar; spoil; harm; sully; wrong; maltreat; abuse; insult; affront; dishonor.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To hurt or wound, as the person; to impair soundness, as of health.
2.To damage or lessen the value of, as goods or estate.
3.To slander, tarnish or impair, as reputation or character.
4.To impair or diminish; to annoy; as happiness.
5.To give pain to; to grieve; as sensibility or feelings.
7.To hurt or weaken; as, to injure a good cause.
8.To impair; to violate; as, to injure rights.
9.To make worse; as, great rains injure the roads.
10. In general, to wrong the person, to damage the property, or to lessen the happiness of ourselves or others. A man injures his person by wounds, his estate by negligence or extravagance, and his happiness by vices. He injures his neighbor by violence to his person, by fraud, by calumny, and by non-fulfillment of his contracts.
injure (third-person singular simple present injures, present participle injuring, simple past and past participle injured)
- (transitive) To wound or cause physical harm to a living creature.
- (transitive) To damage or impair.
- (transitive) To do injustice to.
to wound or cause physical harm
to cause damage or impair
to do injustice to
Borrowed from Latin injuria, iniūria.
injure f (plural injures)
“injure” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- vocative masculine singular of injūrus