When someone says " I feel violated" does that mean?

I feel 'used up'?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    To feel "violated" usually means when someone feels extremely harmed following the actions of another. One example is how "violated" people feel when they are the victim of identity theft.


    Main Entry: vi·o·late

    Function: transitive verb

    Inflected Form(s): vi·o·lat·ed; vi·o·lat·ing

    Etymology: Middle English, from Latin violatus, past participle of violare, from viol- (as in violentus violent)

    1 : break, disregard <violate the law>

    2 : to do harm to the person or especially the chastity of;

    3 : to fail to show proper respect for : profane <violate a shrine>

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  • fowler
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Violated Definition

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Depends on what they violated. Body, personal space, civil rights, private conversation, etc. Used up is a little too harsh. That would not be my feeling were I violated. I'd more than likely just be p******ed off.

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  • Dave L
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    Yeah, used. Someone has crossed their comfort boundary, wherever that may fall.

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