painfulness
noun see painful

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • painfulness — pain ful*ness n. Emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid. Syn: pain. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Painfulness — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Capability of giving pain PARAG:Painfulness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 painfulness painfulness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 trouble trouble care &c.(pain) 828 Sgm: N 1 trial trial Sgm: N 1 affliction affliction infliction …   English dictionary for students

  • painfulness — 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

  • painfulness — noun 1. the quality of being painful she feared the painfulness of childbirth • Syn: ↑distressingness • Derivationally related forms: ↑painful • Hypernyms: ↑quality • Hy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Painfulness — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • painfulness — See painfully. * * * …   Universalium

  • painfulness — noun a) The state or quality of being painful, of causing pain. b) The state or quality of being tedious, of requiring great care …   Wiktionary

  • painfulness — pain·ful·ness || peɪnfÊŠlnɪs n. pain; sorrow …   English contemporary dictionary

  • painfulness — pain·ful·ness …   English syllables

  • distressingness — noun the quality of being painful she feared the painfulness of childbirth • Syn: ↑painfulness • Derivationally related forms: ↑painful (for: ↑painfulness) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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