Pronunciation of Painful
/pˈe͡ɪnfə͡l/, /pˈeɪnfəl/, /p_ˈeɪ_n_f_əl/
Antonyms for painful:
Synonyms for painful:
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.
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.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 4 (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.
Usage examples for painful:
- Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. - "Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus", Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley.
- But of late years it has grown too painful: he is always a boy- and I am an old woman. - "The Circular Staircase", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
- What then should a man say on the occasion of each painful thing? - "A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus With the Encheiridion", Epictetus.