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Princeton's WordNet

  1. painfully, distressinglyadverb

    unpleasantly

    "his ignorance was painfully obvious"

  2. painfully, sorelyadverb

    in or as if in pain

    "she moved painfully forward"; "sorely wounded"

Wiktionary

  1. painfullyadverb

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Painfullyadverb

    Etymology: from painful.

    Such as sit in ease at home, raise a benefit out of their hunger and thirst, that serve their prince and country painfully abroad. Walter Raleigh, Essays.

    Robin red-breast painfully
    Did cover them with leaves. Children in the Wood.

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Numerology

  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. Michael Vidler:

    Excessive force was used and he was assaulted while he was on the ground, police kicked and punched him and effectively sexually assaulted him -- his private parts were grabbed repeatedly and painfully. We're considering our next steps and will decide over the next few days how to proceed.

  2. Anders Fogh Rasmussen:

    I am very much aware, almost painfully aware, about what you call my credibility, that my varnish is scratched. And no one is more sorry about it than myself.

  3. Helen Kathleen Tierney:

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

  4. Stephen Innes:

    Gasoline consumption is painfully weak given U.S. consumers are in peak driving season.

  5. J. A. Spender:

    'Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.' Under the influence of this pestilent morality, I am forever letting tomorrow's work slop backwards into today's, and doing painfully and nervously today what I could do quickly and easily tomorrow.

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