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painful

pain·ful

painful

 
pronunciation:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: causing pain.
The soldier was suffering from a painful wound.
synonyms:
afflictive, grievous, hurtful
antonyms:
painless, pleasurable
similar words:
agonizing, bitter, distressing, excruciating, smarting, sore, stinging
definition 2: hard to accept or do.
It was time for him to hear the painful truth about his son.Notifying the family of the death of a loved one is a painful task.
synonyms:
disagreeable, distasteful, distressing, hard, onerous, unpleasant
antonyms:
painless
similar words:
burdensome, difficult, grievous, heavy, oppressive, tough, troublesome, troubling, undesirable
derivations: painfully (adv.), painfulness (n.)
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