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Definitions for painful
ˈpeɪn fəlpainful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. painfuladjective

    causing physical or psychological pain

    "worked with painful slowness"

  2. afflictive, painful, soreadjective

    causing misery or pain or distress

    "it was a sore trial to him"; "the painful process of growing up"

  3. 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"

  4. irritating, painfuladjective

    causing physical discomfort

    "bites of black flies are more than irritating; they can be very painful"

Wiktionary

  1. painfuladjective

    Causing pain or distress, either physical or mental.

  2. painfuladjective

    Afflicted or suffering with pain (of a body part or, formerly, of a person).

  3. painfuladjective

    Requiring effort or labor; difficult, laborious.

  4. painfuladjective

    Painstaking; careful; industrious.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Painfuladjective

    full of pain; causing uneasiness or distress, either physical or mental; afflictive; disquieting; distressing

  2. Painfuladjective

    requiring labor or toil; difficult; executed with laborious effort; as a painful service; a painful march

  3. Painfuladjective

    painstaking; careful; industrious

Freebase

  1. Painful

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'painful' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4692

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'painful' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4722

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'painful' in Adjectives Frequency: #623

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of painful in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of painful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of painful in a Sentence

  1. Nikole Hannah-Jones:

    These last few weeks have been very dark, to be treated so shabbily by my alma mater, by a university that has given me so much and which I only sought to give back to, has been deeply painful.

  2. Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog:

    The painful truth is that after all the applause, Netanyahu is alone and Israel is isolated.

  3. Susan Williams:

    He was struggling because it was painful. There were delusions. There was anxiety that was off the charts. Depression was a very small piece of the pie. he didn’t have much longer.

  4. Hilton Hotels:

    It was a very painful decade, hilton vs. the nuns was not the best public relations move.

  5. Noordin Mohamed:

    Losing a brother and mother in the same day and not having their bodies to bury is very painful.

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