Thesaurus.com lists these synonyms for pain: soreness, spasm, sting, stitch, strain, tenderness, throb, throe, tingle, torment, torture, trouble, twinge, wound, etc. For hurt, synonyms include: bruise, burn, cramp, cut, cut up, damage, disable, do violence, flail, flog, harm, etc.
How might pain and hurt be shared without the use of the words pain and hurt?
I've been experimenting, finding my way in saying the same thing differently but in a stronger way. Right off the top of my head, some examples might be:
- spasm exploded
- burn flared
- stab seared
- sear drilled
- ache speared