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Pain vs. Painfulness

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Painnoun

An ache or bodily suffering, or an instance of this; an unpleasant sensation, resulting from a derangement of functions, disease, or injury by violence; hurt.

‘The greatest difficulty lies in treating patients with chronic pain.’; ‘I had to stop running when I started getting pains in my feet.’;

Painfulnessnoun

The state or quality of being painful, of causing pain.

Painnoun

(uncountable) The condition or fact of suffering or anguish especially mental, as opposed to pleasure; torment; distress

‘In the final analysis, pain is a fact of life.’; ‘The pain of departure was difficult to bear.’;

Painfulnessnoun

The state or quality of being tedious, of requiring great care.

Painnoun

An annoying person or thing.

‘Your mother is a right pain.’;

Painfulnessnoun

Emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid.

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Painnoun

Suffering inflicted as punishment or penalty.

‘You may not leave this room on pain of death.’;

Painfulnessnoun

emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid;

‘the pain of loneliness’;

Painnoun

Labour; effort; pains.

Painnoun

Any of various breads stuffed with a filling.

‘gammon pain; Spanish pain’;

Painverb

(transitive) To hurt; to put to bodily uneasiness or anguish; to afflict with uneasy sensations of any degree of intensity; to torment; to torture.

‘The wound pained him.’;

Painverb

(transitive) To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve.

‘It pains me to say that I must let you go.’;

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Painverb

To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish.

Painnoun

Punishment suffered or denounced; suffering or evil inflicted as a punishment for crime, or connected with the commission of a crime; penalty.

‘We will, by way of mulct or pain, lay it upon him.’; ‘Interpose, on pain of my displeasure.’; ‘None shall presume to fly, under pain of death.’;

Painnoun

Any uneasy sensation in animal bodies, from slight uneasiness to extreme distress or torture, proceeding from a derangement of functions, disease, or injury by violence; bodily distress; bodily suffering; an ache; a smart.

Painnoun

Specifically, the throes or travail of childbirth.

‘She bowed herself and travailed, for her pains came upon her.’;

Painnoun

Uneasiness of mind; mental distress; disquietude; anxiety; grief; solicitude; anguish. Also called mental pain.

‘In rapture as in pain.’;

Painnoun

See Pains, labor, effort.

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Painverb

To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish.

Painverb

To put to bodily uneasiness or anguish; to afflict with uneasy sensations of any degree of intensity; to torment; to torture; as, his dinner or his wound pained him; his stomach pained him.

‘Excess of cold, as well as heat, pains us.’;

Painverb

To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve; as, a child's faults pain his parents.

‘I am pained at my very heart.’;

Painnoun

a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder;

‘the patient developed severe pain and distension’;

Painnoun

emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid;

‘the pain of loneliness’;

Painnoun

a somatic sensation of acute discomfort;

‘as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain’;

Painnoun

a bothersome annoying person;

‘that kid is a terrible pain’;

Painnoun

something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness;

‘washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer’; ‘a bit of a bother’; ‘he's not a friend, he's an infliction’;

Painverb

cause bodily suffering to

Painverb

cause emotional anguish or make miserable;

‘It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school’;

Painnoun

highly unpleasant physical sensation caused by illness or injury

‘she's in great pain’; ‘chest pains’;

Painnoun

mental suffering or distress

‘the pain of loss’;

Painnoun

an annoying or tedious person or thing

‘she's a pain’; ‘it's not a huge problem—just a bit of a pain’;

Painnoun

great care or trouble

‘she took pains to see that everyone ate well’;

Painverb

cause mental or physical pain to

‘it pains me to say this’; ‘her legs had been paining her’;

Painverb

(of a part of the body) hurt

‘sometimes my right hand would pain’;

Pain

Pain is a distressing feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli. The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as In medical diagnosis, pain is regarded as a symptom of an underlying condition.

‘an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage.’;

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