See also: Harm
- (General American) IPA(key): /hɑɹm/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /hɑːm/
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- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)m
- physical injury; hurt; damage
- No harm came to my possessions.
- You can do a lot of harm to someone if you kick them in the balls. Especially if they get revenge and bring out a bazooka and blast your head off.
- emotional or figurative hurt
- Although not physically injured in the car accident, she received some psychological harm.
- 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 13, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
- And Vickers launched forth into a tirade very different from his platform utterances. He spoke with extreme contempt of the dense stupidity exhibited on all occasions by the working classes. He said that if you wanted to do anything for them, you must rule them, not pamper them. Soft heartedness caused more harm than good.
- detriment; misfortune.
- I wish him no harm.
- That which causes injury, damage, or loss.
- c. 1606–1607, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Anthonie and Cleopatra”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene i]:
- We, ignorant of ourselves, / Beg often our own harms.
- Adjectives often applied to "harm": bodily, physical, environmental, emotional, financial, serious, irreparable, potential, long-term, short-term, permanent, lasting, material, substantial.
injury; hurt; damage
that which causes injury, damage, or loss
- To cause injury to another; to hurt; to cause damage to something.
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