HyperDic: painful

English > 4 senses of the word painful:
ADJECTIVEallpainfulcausing physical or psychological pain
allpainful, afflictive, sorecausing misery or pain or distress / distress
allpainful, atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, terrible, unspeakableexceptionally bad or displeasing
allpainful, irritatingcausing physical discomfort
painful > pronunciation
Soundspey'nfahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > painful: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCausing physical or psychological pain.
Example"worked with painful slowness"
Narroweraching, achyCausing a dull and steady pain
agonized, agonisedExpressing pain or agony / agony
agonizing, agonising, excruciating, harrowing, torturing, torturous, torturesomeExtremely painful
biting, bitterCausing a sharply painful or stinging sensation
chafed, galledPainful from having the skin abraded
itchyCausing an irritating / irritating cutaneous sensation
poignantkeenly distressing to the mind or feelings
racking, wrenchingCausing great physical or mental suffering
saddle-sore(of a rider) sore after riding a horse
sensitive, sore, raw, tenderhurting
traumaticpsychologically painful
See alsoharmfulCausing or capable of causing harm
inhumanelacking and reflecting lack of pity / pity or compassion / compassion
Oppositepainlessnot causing physical or psychological pain
Spanishdoloroso, penoso
Catalandolorós, penós
Nounspainfulnessthe quality of being painful
painfulnessemotional distress
Adverbspainfullyin or as if in pain
English > painful: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCausing misery or pain or distress / distress.
Example "the painful process of growing up"
Synonymsafflictive, sore
BroaderunpleasantDisagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
Spanishdolorido, doloroso, incómodo, lamentable, penoso, triste
Catalandolorós, lamentable, penós, trist
Nounspainfulnessemotional distress
English > painful: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningexceptionally bad or displeasing.
Example "a painful performance"
Synonymsatrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, terrible, unspeakable
BroaderbadHaving undesirable or negative qualities
Spanishabominable, atroz, espantoso, horrendo, horrible, horripilante, horroroso, terrible, tremendo
Catalanabominable, atroç, espantós, horrible, hòrrid, horripilant, horrorós, terrible, tremend
Adverbspainfullyunpleasantly
English > painful: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningCausing physical discomfort.
Example they can be very painful"
Synonymirritating
BroaderuncomfortableProviding or experiencing physical discomfort
Spanishdoloroso, molesto
Catalandolorós, molest
Nounspainfulnessthe quality of being painful

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