battered battered  /ˈbæ tərd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) damaged by blows or hard usage
  2. (adj) damaged especially by hard usage
  3. (adj) exhibiting symptoms resulting from repeated physical and emotional injury

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Researcher Charles Ewing compared a group of 100 battered women who had killed their partners with 100 battered women who hadn't taken that fatal step.
  2. It is every battered woman who fights back, tragically then being punished for saving her own life, by being put away in jail for life.
  3. Finally, in May, a battered, mutilated little corpse was found by the side of the road, not far from the Lindberghs' home.

News

  1. Game 7 will haunt Spurs, but don't write their epitaph just yet

    MIAMI -- Slowly, painstakingly, Tim Duncan climbed the stairs of the dais late Thursday night, folding his battered body delicately into a cushioned chair. He stared down at a stat sheet vacantly, unable to look up to address a reporter's question, unable to finish a sentence without his voice trailing off. This one hurt. Never before had Duncan tasted failure like this in the NBA Finals.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Spurs fall short, but don't write their epitaph

    MIAMI -- Slowly, painstakingly, Tim Duncan climbed the stairs of the dais late Thursday night, folding his battered body delicately into a cushioned chair. He stared down at a stat sheet vacantly, unable to look up to address a reporter's question, unable to finish a sentence without his voice trailing off. This one hurt. Never before had Duncan tasted failure like this in the NBA Finals.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. Chris Mannix: Game 7 will haunt Spurs, but don't write their epitaph just yet

    MIAMI -- Slowly, painstakingly, Tim Duncan climbed the stairs of the dais late Thursday night, folding his battered body delicately into a cushioned chair. He stared down at a stat sheet vacantly, unable to look up to address a reporter's question, unable to finish a sentence without his voice trailing off. This one hurt. Never before had Duncan tasted failure like this in the NBA Finals.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

Quotes

  1. "People at the grass roots are reckoning with the realities of a battered economy every day, so arguments that clearly benefit the big banks ought to be studied," said Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley, the top Republican on the powerful Senate Finance...
    on Jan 7, 2010 By: Charles Grassley Source: ABC News

  2. Kanjorski, the chairman of the House Capital Markets Subcommittee, said the scandal is "deeply disturbing" and serves to only weaken "already battered investor confidence in our securities markets."
    on Dec 17, 2008 By: Paul Kanjorski Source: KARK

  3. "None of us can forget how we felt when those winds battered the shore, the floodwaters began to rise, and Americans were stranded on rooftops and in stadiums," Obama said Saturday.
    on Aug 29, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

Word of the Day
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