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pain

pain

 
 
pronunciation:
peIn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: physical hurt or discomfort that is usually caused by injury or illness. Pain is the nervous system's way of telling the brain that something is wrong.
The wounded soldier was in a lot of pain.
antonyms:
comfort
similar words:
ache, affliction, discomfort, distress, hurt, soreness, suffering, trouble
definition 2: a specific instance of such hurt or discomfort.
I went to the nurse because I had a pain in my stomach.
synonyms:
hurt, soreness
similar words:
ache, affliction, discomfort, distress, pang, stab, stitch, throb, twinge
definition 3: hurt feelings; mental or emotional suffering; sorrow.
Her mother's death caused her great pain.
synonyms:
agony, distress, grief
antonyms:
ease, ecstasy, pleasure
similar words:
ache, affliction, anguish, discomfort, hurt, ill, sorrow, torment, torture, woe
definition 4: (plural) great care or effort.
She took pains to make everything perfect for her daughter's wedding.
synonyms:
care, effort, trouble
similar words:
attention, consideration, energy, notice
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: pained, paining, pains
definition: to cause distress in; anger; hurt.
It pains me to see him unhappy.
synonyms:
afflict, distress, hurt
similar words:
ail, annoy, grieve, irritate, kill, nag, torment, wrench
Homophone Note
The words pain and pane (a sheet of glass) sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Builder: pain +
  • painful:
    causing physical or mental pain.
  • painless:
    causing no pain.
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