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Painful

Synonyms for painful:

Sense 1

mournful, mortifying, affecting, nagging, elegiac, cheerless, soul-destroying, sadly, regrettable, shattering, disheartening, unfortunate, undignified, melting, moody, unhappy, depressing, grim, upsetting, piteous, humiliating, gut-wrenching, ignominious, lachrymose, pitiable, heartbreaking, inglorious, shameful, unseemly, toe-curling, discouraging, difficult, ignoble.

Sense 2

touching, pitiful, embarrassed, indigestible, bittersweet, pathetic, distasteful, dismal, dreaded, sentimental.

Sense 3

unpalatable, dark, embarrassing.

Sense 4

black, guilty, sad, awkward.

catastrophic

tragic.

caustic

burning.

congested

inflamed.

disquieting

disturbing.

exhausting

nerve-racking.

injurious

harmful.

insufferable

insupportable, intolerable.

oppressive

onerous.

saddle-sore

saddle sore.

sore

lame.

arduous (adjective)

grueling, harsh, onerous, burdensome.

awkward (adjective)

embarrassed.

burning (adjective)

tingling, irritating, prickling.

cruel (adjective)

atrocious, monstrous, poignant, bitter, wicked.

difficult (adjective)

bothersome, galling.

distasteful (adjective)

abominable, odious, offensive, detestable, unpalatable.

doleful (adjective)

dismal, pitiful, piteous, sad, mournful, woeful, cheerless.

dolorous (adjective)

regrettable.

galling (adjective)

galling.

painful (adjective)

Irksome, biting, offensive, miserable, grievous, irritating, oppressive, severe, chafing, bothersome, crushing, harrowing, Torturing., distressful, smarting, withering, acute, unpleasant, annoying, woeful, stinging, horrendous, aggravating, trying, Besetting, stabbing, tormenting, agonizing, cutting, throbbing, troublesome, inflaming, piercing, burdensome, anguishing, uncomfortable, grueling, hurtful, bitter, Gnawing, odious, disagreeable, Cramping, wrenching, aching, excruciating, cruel, arduous, unbearable, sore, insufferable.

physically or mentally agonizing (adjective)

grievous, vexatious, hard, distasteful, unpleasant, piercing, disagreeable, dreadful, stinging, severe, sharp, sensitive, biting, aching, agonizing, smarting, sore, difficult, hurtful, tender, throbbing, terrible, arduous, uncomfortable, tormenting, harrowing, inflamed, trying, troublesome, awful, excruciating, raw, burning, afflictive.

severe (adjective)

bad.

sharp (adjective)

sharp.

wicked (adjective)

wicked.

Sense 2 (noun)

depressing, upsetting, dismal, sad, disturbing, tragic, distasteful, heartbreaking, unhappy.

Sense 3 (noun)

unfortunate, shameful, humiliating, ignominious, awkward, nagging, embarrassing, embarrassed, guilty, undignified.

Sense 4 (noun)

indigestible, unpalatable.

painful (noun)

dreadful, agonised, irritating, smarting, abominable, agonized, racking, agonising, excruciating, achy, afflictive, tender, torturesome, bitter, bad, atrocious, agonizing, burning, sore, terrible, chafed, awful, unpleasant, torturous, aching, poignant, Torturing., galled, uncomfortable, harrowing, biting, saddle sore, traumatic, sensitive, unspeakable, wrenching.

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