When someone says " I feel violated" does that mean?
I feel 'used up'?
- Anonymous10 years agoFavorite 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>
- Anonymous10 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.
- Dave LLv 610 years ago
Yeah, used. Someone has crossed their comfort boundary, wherever that may fall.