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1. painful

adjective. ['ˈpeɪnfəl'] causing physical or psychological pain.

Synonyms

  • racking
  • harmful
  • traumatic
  • achy
  • agonized
  • wrenching
  • saddle-sore
  • raw
  • torturous
  • aching
  • biting
  • tender
  • sensitive
  • harrowing
  • bitter
  • torturing
  • agonising
  • poignant
  • galled
  • agonised
  • itchy
  • agonizing
  • sore
  • excruciating
  • chafed
  • torturesome

Antonyms

  • painless
  • humane
  • constructive
  • inoffensive

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • pain (English)

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Rhymes with Painful

  • disdainful
  • gainful

Sentences with painful


1. Adjective
Using a service to help you run payroll can make the process more efficient and less painful.

Quotes about painful


1. Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.
- Bo Bennett

2. But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
- George Eliot

3. I finally understood what true love meant...love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.
- Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

2. painful

adjective. ['ˈpeɪnfəl'] causing misery or pain or distress.

Synonyms

  • unpleasant
  • afflictive

Antonyms

  • clothed
  • cooked
  • processed

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • pain (English)

3. painful

adjective. ['ˈpeɪnfəl'] exceptionally bad or displeasing.

Synonyms

  • terrible
  • bad
  • atrocious
  • unspeakable
  • abominable
  • awful

Antonyms

  • benign
  • wholesome
  • innocuous
  • advantageous

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • pain (English)

4. painful

adjective. ['ˈpeɪnfəl'] causing physical discomfort; they can be very painful".

Synonyms

  • irritating

Antonyms

  • inhumaneness
  • nontoxic

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • pain (English)
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