HyperDic: painfulness

English > 2 senses of the word painfulness:
NOUNfeelingpainfulness, painemotional distress
attributepainfulness, distressingnessthe quality of being painful
English > painfulness: 2 senses > noun 1, feeling
Meaningemotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid.
Narrowerdistress, hurt, sufferingpsychological suffering
growing painsemotional distress arising during adolescence
mental anguishsustained dull painful emotion
suffering, hurtFeelings of mental or physical pain
unpleasantnessThe feeling caused by disagreeable stimuli
BroaderfeelingThe experiencing of affective and emotional states
Oppositepleasure, pleasanceA fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience
Spanishaflicción, angustia, dolor, pesadumbre, pesar
Catalanaflicció, angoixa, dolor, pesar
Adjectivespainfulcausing physical or psychological pain
painfulcausing misery or pain or distress / distress
English > painfulness: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being painful.
Example"she feared the painfulness of childbirth"
NarrowersharpnessThe quality of being keenly and painfully felt
BroaderqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Adjectivespainfulcausing physical or psychological pain
painfulcausing physical discomfort

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