hurt feelings

hurt someone's feelings

to cause someone emotional pain. It hurts my feelings when you talk that way. I'm sorry. I didn't mean to hurt your feelings.
See also: feeling, hurt
References in classic literature ?
The children stopped their crying, Lamai retied Jerry with the stick, Lenerengo harangued herself breathless, and Lumai departed with hurt feelings for the canoe house where stags could sleep in peace and Marys pestered not.
But folks forgot their hurt feelings when they had a pain in their stomachs.
This was after the young self-made mogul expressed his hurt feelings over the movie.
Braxton Sisters are back they are touted as "Guilty Pleasure Gold" by Entertainment Weekly, Braxton Family Values begins its fourth season on WEtv beginning August, but the sisters' lifelong dream of recording a family album is threatened due to hurt feelings and broken bonds.
She claims she is justified in doing this because it would avoid the hurt feelings of someone being left off of the guest list by mistake.
Strange people, indeed, who haven't worked out the odds of hurt feelings.
Whilst you will not be compensated for your hurt feelings and stress, if you are successful you will recover your lost earnings from the date you quit until the date you found another job.
If neglect is expanded to include hurt feelings, then we're in dangerous territory.
This is all in addition to the hurt feelings that Melhem didn't pay condolences to a grieving Najwa after her father's death.
laundry, less hurt feelings, fewer ferocious moments, more silence, more
Experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have found that discussing weight should be avoided during the holidays, as it will most likely cause hurt feelings so instead of pointing it out, you can take action by starting to eat healthy and exercise, and let them model your behavior.
He urged upon the UN to make laws in order to prevent any practice that might hurt feelings of a religious group.
The Islamic Republic of Iran strongly condemns insult to the Islamic sanctities and sympathizes with the hurt feelings of the Islamic Ummah (community)," the Iranian spokesman stated.
In his choice of words, the player may have been naive; still, it was only when the game in question was over did the Man U player's hurt feelings so overwhelm him as to want to report the Liverpool player.
It tells of Lulu's Bug Squad which is coming over to play at intrigue-and how Lulu handles hurt feelings within the Squad.