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  • as inburly
  • as inmuscular

synonyms for bruising

  • able-bodied
  • athletic
  • beefy
  • brawny
  • bulky
  • hulking
  • muscular
  • portly
  • stocky
  • stout
  • strapping
  • sturdy
  • beefcake
  • big
  • gorillalike
  • hefty
  • hulky
  • powerful
  • strong
  • thickset
  • well-built

antonyms for bruising

MOST RELEVANT
  • delicate
  • frail
  • infirm
  • skinny
  • slight
  • small
  • thin
  • tiny
  • underweight
  • weak
  • light
  • slim
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How to use bruising in a sentence

The oracle can't always be worked with tranquillity; delinquents need bruising and smashing sometimes.
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
He got up, and after bruising himself severely, as he stumbled about to find the ladder, made an effort to obey the command.
ERIC, OR LITTLE BY LITTLEFREDERIC W. FARRAR
He was startled by sudden pain as the hand leading him tightened its grip to bone-bruising force.
STAR BORNANDRE NORTON
The ball struck a silver half dollar, and mashed it up, driving it against his thigh, bruising it very much.
A HISTORY OF THE NINTH REGIMENT, ILLINOIS VOLUNTEER INFANTRYMARION MORRISON
But what, in Heaven's name, was the use of bruising her brains against the conundrums of the great unanswered metaphysical sphinx?
SOMEHOW GOODWILLIAM DE MORGAN
Suddenly the electric light went out; there was a bruising thud in the penny-in-the-slot meter.
SONS AND LOVERSDAVID HERBERT LAWRENCE
It rises from the ashes of blightingest moods and beats its bruising strong wings against my face.
I, MARY MACLANEMARY MACLANE
I couldn't slug her with my fist, even though I knew that I'd only break my hand without even bruising her.
HIGHWAYS IN HIDINGGEORGE OLIVER SMITH
He got to his feet, launching a last bruising kick at Val's ribs before he limped across the clearing.
RALESTONE LUCKANDRE NORTON
He drew her to him, crushing the jasmine till it breathed in a fragrant dissolution, bruising her breast with the topaz.
DOOM CASTLENEIL MUNRO
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WORDS RELATED TO BRUISING

  • able-bodied
  • athletic
  • beefcake
  • beefy
  • big
  • brawny
  • bruising
  • bulky
  • gorillalike
  • hefty
  • hulking
  • hulky
  • muscular
  • portly
  • powerful
  • stocky
  • stout
  • strapping
  • strong
  • sturdy
  • thickset
  • well-built
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.