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Definitions of painful

  1. Painfully. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. causing misery or pain or distress; "it was a sore trial to him"; "the painful process of growing up" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. causing physical or psychological pain; "worked with painful slowness" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Full of pain; causing uneasiness or distress, either physical or mental; afflictive; disquieting; distressing. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Requiring labor or toil; difficult; executed with laborious effort; as a painful service; a painful march. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Painstaking; careful; industrious. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Full of or causing distress of body or mind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Full of pain: causing pain: distressing: difficult. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Causing pain; suffering pain; laborious. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Giving pain; distressing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Giving or causing pain; miserable; laborious. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for painful

  1. It's our painful duty, so you'd better be quiet. – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  2. It has been a painful experience for her. – A Houseful of Girls by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
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