Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Beaten down or bruised; worn or impaired, as by beating or long service: as, a battered pavement; battered type; a battered jade.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective In deplorable condition.
  • adjective Hit or pounded repeatedly and violently with heavy blows; ; antomyn of unbattered.
  • adjective Damaged especially by hard usage.
  • adjective beaten repeatedly; -- of people.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of batter.
  • adjective Beaten up through a lot of use; in rough condition; weathered, beat-up.
  • adjective Beaten repeatedly or consistently; beaten up.
  • adjective cooking Coated with batter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective damaged especially by hard usage
  • adjective exhibiting symptoms resulting from repeated physical and emotional injury
  • adjective damaged by blows or hard usage

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Examples

  • Most often they do not leave, and the violence continues; psychologists call it battered women's syndrome.

    Bob Burnett: Election 2010: Choosing the Abuser

  • Most often they do not leave, and the violence continues; psychologists call it battered women's syndrome.

    Bob Burnett: Election 2010: Choosing the Abuser

  • Famed contrarian value investor David Dreman declared in July that investors were missing out on some terrific stock market bargains because they were suffering from a bad case of what he called battered investor syndrome.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Famed contrarian value investor David Dreman declared in July that investors were missing out on some terrific stock market bargains because they were suffering from a bad case of what he called battered investor syndrome.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Famed contrarian value investor David Dreman declared in July that investors were missing out on some terrific stock market bargains because they were suffering from a bad case of what he called battered investor syndrome.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Personally I think Rihanna is suffering from what I call battered woman's syndrome, which is a nice way of saying that a woman who has gotten her 'A' double 'S' kicked in will support her man.

    iVillage - Daily Blabber

  • For someone who has been battered from the Repubs to the "Tea Partiers" plus the public, this man has been able to get things moving despite the destructive attitudes of just about everyone.

    Obama touts financial reform, says GOP stance 'deceptive'

  • Both may seem a bit stressed and battered from the outside but the inside was stronger and more beautiful than ever.

    The Sweetest Thing? - SpouseBUZZ

  • Where surfers used to live in battered vans and old motor homes, the town has cleared the prickly beach weeds and constructed a promenade of paving stones, beautifully landscaped with flowers and shrubs.

    Puerto Escondido: Mexico's hidden Oaxacan beach

  • Dying, being battered is NOT enjoying the debate, that is the most removed, out of touch, pathological thing one can say!

    The Early Word: Faith on the Trail - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

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  • heard it on tv when a doctor said that the corpse was battered.

    October 31, 2010