Definition and Meanings for painful
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Painful is ranked 3,053 in the ranking of most used words in English
Part of Speech of painful
adjective, adverb, noun
Etymology of painful
Meaning of painful
- full of pain; causing uneasiness or distress, either physical or mental; afflictive; disquieting; distressing.
- requiring labor or toil; difficult; executed with laborious effort; as a painful service; a painful march.
- painstaking; careful; industrious.