Definition of Painful in English :

Define Painful in English

Painful meaning in English

Meaning of Painful in English

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Painful pronunciation in English

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Painful

see synonyms of painful

Adjective

1. painful

causing physical or psychological pain

Example Sentences:
'worked with painful slowness'

2. afflictive, painful, sore

causing misery or pain or distress

Example Sentences:
'it was a sore trial to him'
'the painful process of growing up'

3. abominable, atrocious, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable

exceptionally bad or displeasing

Example Sentences:
'atrocious taste'
'abominable workmanship'
'an awful voice'
'dreadful manners'
'a painful performance'
'terrible handwriting'
'an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room'

4. irritating, painful

causing physical discomfort

Example Sentences:
'bites of black flies are more than irritating; they can be very painful'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Painful

see synonyms of painful
adjective
1. 
causing pain; distressing
a painful duty
2. 
affected with pain
a painful leg
3. 
tedious or difficult
4. informal
extremely bad
a painful performance

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Painful

see synonyms of painful
adjective
1. 
causing pain; hurting; distressing
2. 
full of or suffering with pain; aching
a painful finger
3. 
requiring trouble and care; exacting and difficult
4. 
annoying or tedious
a long, painful lecture
5.  Archaic
painstaking

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Painful

see synonyms of painful
adj.
1. Full of or giving pain: a painful shoulder; painful walking.
2.
a. Causing mental anguish or suffering: It was painful for him to admit he was wrong.
b. Distressing or embarrassing: A painful silence followed his remark.
c. Requiring care and labor; difficult or irksome: a painful way of fixing the problem.
3. Marked by or requiring great care and diligence: gave the matter painful consideration.

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