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painless

[peyn-lis] /ˈpeɪn lɪs/
adjective
1.
without pain; causing little or no pain:
painless dentistry; a painless cure.
2.
Informal. not difficult; requiring little or no hard work or exertion.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; pain + -less
Related forms
painlessly, adverb
painlessness, noun
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Examples from the web for painless
  • In the first, the arch returns when standing on one's toes and is typically painless and symptom-free, requiring no treatment.
  • The operation is nearly bloodless and, since brain tissue does not register sensation, almost painless as well.
  • The illusion of painless cost control confronts another serious problem.
  • The injection was painless, afterwards had to use meds for several days with ice.
  • But this relationship could never remain painless or untroubled.
  • At a technical level the experience was surprisingly painless.
  • The airports are spotless and packed with amenities, while the connection is painless and efficient.
  • My first-draft survival ratio is closer to one percent, so for me the age of painless revisions is a marvel.
  • We try and help them in mind, body, and spirit to make that transition as painless but successful as possible.
  • Software setup is quick and painless, and then the fun begins.
British Dictionary definitions for painless

painless

adjective
1.
not causing pain or distress
2.
not affected by pain
Derived Forms
painlessly, adverb
painlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for painless
adj.

1560s, from pain (n.) + -less. Related: Painlessly; painlessness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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