hurt sb's feelings

This page is about the collocation hurt sb's feelings

collocation pattern: verb + noun


to upset somebody by being insensitive to their feelings

For example

  • We'll hurt her feelings if we tell her she's got a terrible singing voice.

  • I didn't mean to hurt your feelings. I was just trying to be honest.

Quick Quiz

We hurt Roberto's feelings when we laughed at

a. his bad jokes

b. his funny story

c. his new hairstyle

Contributor: Matt Errey