causing physical or psychological pain
"worked with painful slowness"
afflictive, painful, soreadjective
causing misery or pain or distress
"it was a sore trial to him"; "the painful process of growing up"
atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakableadjective
exceptionally bad or displeasing
"atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"
causing physical discomfort
"bites of black flies are more than irritating; they can be very painful"
Causing pain or distress, either physical or mental.
Afflicted or suffering with pain (of a body part or, formerly, of a person).
Requiring effort or labor; difficult, laborious.
Painstaking; careful; industrious.
full of pain; causing uneasiness or distress, either physical or mental; afflictive; disquieting; distressing
requiring labor or toil; difficult; executed with laborious effort; as a painful service; a painful march
painstaking; careful; industrious
Painful is the sixth studio album released in 1993 by alternative rock band Yo La Tengo. The album marked a creative shift from Yo La Tengo's previous work, blending atmospheric and ambient sounds with their famous noise jams. Painful features a much more melodic-driven Yo La Tengo in its hazy, dream-like songwriting. Two versions of the track "Big Day Coming" are present on the album and display the range of musical stylings Yo La Tengo works with; the first version features a simple organ melody accompanied by a soft bass counterpoint and Kaplan's guitar feedback echoing in the background, while the second version is a much more straightforward, shoegaze style with an accompanying organ solo towards the latter part of the song.
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Rank popularity for the word 'painful' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4722
Rank popularity for the word 'painful' in Adjectives Frequency: #623
The numerical value of painful in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of painful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
When your in a slump: It's never easy when your down, it's not always easy getting up, it's not always easy trying to make it to the top, it's not always easy watching people be more successful than you, it's never easy looking back on your sufferings. The longer your down the more painful your life will become, the more times you fail at something the less likely you will be to succeed at it. Only if you make it out of your slump will you begin to be happy.
I know that this is an incredibly painful, traumatic and emotional conversation.
I'm not ashamed that it took me years to say it, i'm not ashamed that it was hard. I'm not ashamed that I still think about all aspects of it. I'm not ashamed that it was painful. And I'm not gon na shut up about it.
It's such a privilege to have people share such personal things with me and to feel comfortable talking to me about, you know, things that are very private and very painful, people share it quite a bit and it’s really a nice part of my life.
We send our sincere condolences to Mr. Kassem's wife and family at this painful time.
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- dolorósCatalan, Valencian
- επίπονος, επώδυνοςGreek
- dolorido, dolorosoSpanish
- kipeä, rasittava, työläs, tuskallinen, kivulias, raskasFinnish
- douloureux, laborieux, pénibleFrench
- fáradságos, nehéz, fájdalmasHungarian
- 骨の折れる, 困難, 苦しいJapanese
- tārū, tārūrūMāori
- pijnlijk, ijverig, moeizaam, smartelijk, zorgzaamDutch
- extenuante, árduoPortuguese
- тяжёлый, тягостный, тяжкий, болезненный, мучительныйRussian
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