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  Words related to painful

Related / Similar Words: irritating, atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, terrible, unspeakable, afflictive, sore

 

Definition:
  • causing physical discomfort; "bites of black flies are more than irritating; they can be very painful";
  • exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room";
  • causing physical or psychological pain; "worked with painful slowness";
  • causing misery or pain or distress; "it was a sore trial to him"; "the painful process of growing up";

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    See Also: harmful, inhumane, prickling, stinging, tingling

     

     
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