bruising

Definitions of bruising
  1. adjective
    brutally forceful and compelling
    “protected from the bruising facts of battle”
    Synonyms:
    forceful
    characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical)
  2. adjective
    causing mental or emotional injury
    “a bruising experience”
    “"protected from the bruising facts of battle"- John Mason Brown”
    Synonyms:
    harmful
    causing or capable of causing harm
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