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  • Painful — Pain ful, a. 1. Full of pain; causing uneasiness or distress, either physical or mental; afflictive; disquieting; distressing. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. Requiring labor or toil; difficult; executed with laborious effort; as a painful service; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • painful — [pān′fəl] adj. 1. causing pain; hurting; distressing 2. full of or suffering with pain; aching [a painful finger] 3. requiring trouble and care; exacting and difficult 4. annoying or tedious [a long, painful lecture] 5. Archaic painstaking… …   English World dictionary

  • Painful arc syndrome — is a clinical syndrome in which there is pain in the shoulder and upper arm during the mid range of shoulder abduction. The causes are mainly minor tear of the supraspinatus tendon, supraspinatus tendinitis, calcification of supraspinatus tendon… …   Wikipedia

  • Painful and immaculate heart of Mary — Classification Christianity Orientation Catholicism Leader Juliano Verbard Geographical areas Réunion The Painful and immaculate heart of Mary (Cœur douloureux et immaculé de Marie) is a new religious movement with Catholic background founded in… …   Wikipedia

  • painful — ► ADJECTIVE 1) affected with or causing pain. 2) informal very bad: their attempts at reggae are painful. DERIVATIVES painfully adverb painfulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Painful Memories — Основная информация Жа …   Википедия

  • painful — I adjective aching, afflictive, agonizing, anguishing, arduous, beset with difficulties, difficult, difficult to endure, discomforting, distressful, distressing, disturbing, excruciating, grievous, grueling, hard to endure, harmful, harrowing,… …   Law dictionary

  • painful — (adj.) mid 14c., from PAIN (Cf. pain) (n.) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Painfully; painfulness …   Etymology dictionary

  • painful — [adj] physically or mentally agonizing aching, afflictive, agonizing, arduous, awful, biting, burning, caustic, difficult, dire, disagreeable, distasteful, distressing, dreadful, excruciating, extreme, extremely bad, grievous, hard, harrowing,… …   New thesaurus

  • painful — pain|ful [ˈpeınfəl] adj 1.) making you feel very upset, or very difficult and unpleasant for you ≠ ↑painless painful memories/experience etc ▪ He sobbed as he recalled the painful memory. ▪ Venice was a painful reminder of her marriage. ▪ He and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • painful — adjective 1 making you feel very upset, or very difficult and unpleasant for you: be painful for sb (to do sth): It s still painful for her to talk about the divorce. | painful memories/experience: Hearing about the war again brings back painful… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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