pain-fulness

painful

[peyn-fuhl]
adjective
1.
affected with, causing, or characterized by pain: a painful wound; a painful night; a painful memory.
2.
laborious; exacting; difficult: a painful life.
3.
Archaic. painstaking; careful.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see pain, -ful

painfully, adverb
painfulness, noun
overpainful, adjective
overpainfully, adverb
overpainfulness, noun
unpainful, adjective
unpainfully, adverb


1. distressing, torturing, agonizing, tormenting, excruciating. 2. arduous.


2. easy.
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painful (ˈpeɪnfʊl)
 
adj
1.  causing pain; distressing: a painful duty
2.  affected with pain: a painful leg
3.  tedious or difficult
4.  informal extremely bad: a painful performance
 
'painfully
 
adv
 
'painfulness
 
n

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