inured inured  /ɪ ˈnjʊrd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) made tough by habitual exposure

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. So thoroughly was Europe inured to political shock that the transition last autumn from war of nerves to war of guns was accepted by most of its millions with an extraordinary calm.
  2. So thoroughly was Europe inured to political shock that the transition last autumn from war of nerves to war of guns was accepted by most of its millions with an extraordinary calm.
  3. It is common in the West to read about African lives in grim statistical terms, so we've become inured to these huge numbers of deaths.

News

  1. Teen driver in alcohol-related crash still hospitalized

    The teenager accused of driving in a crash blamed on alcohol and excessive speed that left two of his friends inured remains hospitalized.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Wausau Daily Herald

  2. Allegedly stoned equipment operator to be charged with manslaughter in Philly building collapse that killed six

    APA dust cloud rises as people run from the scene of a building collapse on the edge of downtown Philadelphia on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. At least six people were killed and 14 inured after the structure collapsed. PHILADELPHIA — A 42-year-old man who was allegedly high while operating demolition equipment...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. The committee's chairman, Conservative MP Edward Leigh, said: "This committee has become inured to the dismal procession of government IT failures which have passed before us, but even we were surprised by the extent of the failure of C-NOMIS, the...
    on Nov 2, 2009 By: Edward Leigh Source: BBC News

  2. "What's happened is it's gone the other way in our society," says Scorsese. "We have to show everything and hear everything. Sometimes it works, but in the majority of cases, it's too noisy. ...... The audience is becoming inured to...
    on Jan 11, 2008 By: Martin Scorsese Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "I didn't understand all of the failings of a physical book, because I'm inured to them. But you can't turn the page with one hand. The book is always flopping itself shut at the wrong moment. They're heavy," Mr. Bezos said. "It's had a great...
    on Jun 15, 2009 By: Jeff Bezos Source: Wall Street Journal

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