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pain

 
 
pronunciation:
peIn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: bad or terrible feeling in your body that is usually caused by injury or illness.
I have a lot of pain in my back in the mornings.
antonyms:
comfort
similar words:
ache, hurt, soreness, trouble
definition 2: a specific instance of hurt.
She couldn't stand up because of the pain in her stomach.
synonyms:
hurt, soreness
similar words:
ache, stitch
definition 3: hurt feelings; sorrow.
Her mother's death caused her great pain.
synonyms:
grief
antonyms:
ease, pleasure
similar words:
ache, hurt, sorrow
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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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