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Painful meaning

painful - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Full of pain; causing uneasiness or distress, either physical or mental; afflictive; disquieting; distressing.
  2. 2. Requiring labor or toil; difficult; executed with laborious effort; as a painful service; a painful march.
  3. 3. Painstaking; careful; industrious.
  4. 4. Causing pain; suffering pain; laborious.

painful - examples of usage

  1. I can't explain why these things are so painful, but they are. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. It would only have been painful, going over them. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. It is painful to me to tell, but it would be far worse that you should hear it from any one else. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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