What does painfully mean?

Definitions for painfully

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. painfully, distressingly(adverb)


    "his ignorance was painfully obvious"

  2. painfully, sorely(adverb)

    in or as if in pain

    "she moved painfully forward"; "sorely wounded"


  1. painfully(Adverb)

    In a painful manner; as if in pain.

    That was the most painfully sung rendition of "Fly Me to the Moon" that I've ever heard.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of painfully in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of painfully in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of painfully in a Sentence

  1. Helen Kathleen Tierney:

    Just because I'm painfully honest does not mean I'm right.

  2. Saki:

    No one has ever said it, but how painfully true it is that the poor have us always with them.

  3. Isaac Bashevis Singer:

    Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.

  4. John Kenneth Galbraith:

    Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.

  5. Darren Tay:

    We believe Beijing is painfully aware of these risks, which is why we do not expect runaway stimulus this time around.

Images & Illustrations of painfully

  1. painfullypainfullypainfully

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