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Synonyms for pain
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pain, hurting(noun)

    a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder

    "the patient developed severe pain and distension"

    Synonyms:
    painfulness, pain in the neck, hurting, nuisance, botheration, infliction, pain in the ass, annoyance, painful sensation, pain sensation, bother

    Antonyms:
    pleasance, pleasure

  2. pain, painfulness(noun)

    emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid

    "the pain of loneliness"

    Synonyms:
    distressingness, painfulness, pain in the neck, hurting, nuisance, botheration, infliction, pain in the ass, annoyance, painful sensation, pain sensation, bother

    Antonyms:
    pleasance, pleasure

  3. pain, pain sensation, painful sensation(noun)

    a somatic sensation of acute discomfort

    "as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain"

    Synonyms:
    painfulness, pain in the neck, hurting, nuisance, botheration, infliction, pain in the ass, annoyance, painful sensation, pain sensation, bother

    Antonyms:
    pleasure, pleasance

  4. pain, pain in the neck, nuisance(noun)

    a bothersome annoying person

    "that kid is a terrible pain"

    Synonyms:
    painfulness, pain in the neck, hurting, nuisance, botheration, infliction, pain in the ass, annoyance, painful sensation, pain sensation, bother

    Antonyms:
    pleasance, pleasure

  5. annoyance, bother, botheration, pain, infliction, pain in the neck, pain in the ass(verb)

    something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness

    "washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer"; "a bit of a bother"; "he's not a friend, he's an infliction"

    Synonyms:
    aggravator, annoying, painful sensation, hurting, painfulness, botheration, pain in the ass, pain sensation, chafe, hassle, infliction, bother, irritation, fuss, trouble, imposition, vexation, annoyance, nuisance, pain in the neck

    Antonyms:
    pleasance, pleasure

  6. trouble, ail, pain(verb)

    cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed

    Synonyms:
    bother, unhinge, hurt, disorder, perturb, inconvenience oneself, upset, inconvenience, ail, discommode, disquiet, cark, put out, incommode, distract, disoblige, trouble, disturb, trouble oneself, anguish

    Antonyms:
    pleasance, pleasure

  7. pain, anguish, hurt(verb)

    cause emotional anguish or make miserable

    "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"

    Synonyms:
    smart, hurt, trouble, injure, wound, bruise, suffer, offend, ache, ail, anguish, spite

    Antonyms:
    pleasure, pleasance

Wiktionary

  1. pain(noun)

    Antonyms:
    pleasure

  2. pain(noun)

    An English surname, variant of Paine.

    The wound pained him.

    Synonyms:
    pest

    Antonyms:
    pleasure

  3. pain(noun)

    To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve.

    It pains me to say that I must let you go.

    Synonyms:
    pest

    Antonyms:
    pleasure

  4. pain(noun)

    To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish.

    Your mother is a right pain.

    Synonyms:
    pest

    Antonyms:
    pleasure

  5. pain(noun)

    Suffering seen as a punishment or penalty.

    Synonyms:
    pest

    Antonyms:
    pleasure

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pain

    Pain is the most general term of this group, including all the others; pain is a disturbing sensation from which nature revolts, resulting from some injurious external interference (as from a wound, a bruise, a harsh word, etc.), or from some lack of what one needs, craves, or cherishes (as, the pain of hunger or bereavement), or from some abnormal action of bodily or mental functions (as, the pains of disease, envy, or discontent). Suffering is one of the severer forms of pain. The prick of a needle causes pain, but we should scarcely speak of it as suffering. Distress is too strong a word for little hurts, too feeble for the intensest suffering, but commonly applied to some continuous or prolonged trouble or need; as, the distress of a shipwrecked crew, or of a destitute family. Ache is lingering pain, more or less severe; pang, a pain short, sharp, intense, and perhaps repeated. We speak of the pangs of hunger or of remorse. Throe is a violent and thrilling pain. Paroxysm applies to an alternately recurring and receding pain, which comes as it were in waves; the paroxysm is the rising of the wave. Torment and torture are intense and terrible sufferings. Agony and anguish express the utmost pain or suffering of body or mind. Agony of body is that with which the system struggles; anguish that by which it is crushed.

    Synonyms:
    ache, agony, anguish, distress, pang, paroxysm, suffering, throe, torment, torture, twinge, wo(e)

    Antonyms:
    comfort, delight, ease, enjoyment, peace, rapture, relief, solace

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pain(n)

    Synonyms:
    penalty, suffering, distress, uneasiness, grief anguish, torture, agony

    Antonyms:
    reward, remuneration, ease, gratification, joy, pleasure, felicity, relief, alleviation, enjoyment, delight

  2. pain(v)

    Synonyms:
    hurt, grieve, afflict, torment, rack, agonize, trouble, torture, aggrieve, annoy, distress

    Antonyms:
    gratify, please, delight, rejoice, charm, relieve, ease, refresh

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pain(n.)

    Synonyms:
    penalty, punishment

  2. pain(n.)

    Synonyms:
    suffering, distress, ache, pang, torment, torture, anguish, agony, throe, twinge

  3. pain(n.)

    Synonyms:
    uneasiness, disquietude, anxiety, solicitude, care, grief, sorrow, bitterness, affliction, woe, heartache

  4. pain(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    torment, torture, rack, agonize, distress, hurt

  5. pain(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    disquiet, trouble, afflict, grieve, aggrieve, displease, annoy, plague, bore, harass, vex, worry, tease, chafe, fret, incommode

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pain(n)

    Synonyms:
    punishment, penalty, suffering, ache, smart, throe, rack, agony, torture, distress, qualm, discomfort, pang, excruciation, paroxysm, gripe, twinge, cramp, travail, stitch, crick, anguish, heartache, misery, dolor

    Antonyms:
    ease, comfort, relief, solace

    Associated words:
    anodyne, anæsthetic, analgesic, dolorific, doloriferous, surcease, anæsthetize

  2. pain(v)

    Synonyms:
    hurt, torture, rack, distress, grieve, afflict, aggrieve

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pain":

    grief, suffering, sorrow, soreness, bread, anguish, ache, agony, distress, misery, sore, penalty, hurt, painless

How to pronounce pain?

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Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say pain in sign language?

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How to use pain in a sentence?

  1. James Arthur Baldwin:

    I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.

  2. Jennifer Leighdon Wu:

    We know that smoking causes vasoconstriction, or constriction of the blood vessels, when this happens with the uterus, it can cause pain.

  3. Doris Wild Helmering:

    A friend drops their plans when you're in trouble, shares joy in your accomplishments, feels sad when you're in pain. A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice--but when you don't follow it, they still respect and love you.

  4. Elie Wiesel, Chicago Sun-Times, November 5, 2001:

    They were going to die. They knew it, and their last words were I love you. Even in great pain, their last words were of love... People who could have saved themselves and they ran back in to save others instead. If humanity is capable of that, how can I lose hope in humanity?

  5. Park Won-soon:

    I am sorry to everyone, thank you for everyone who has been with me in my life. I am sorry to my family for I have only caused them pain.


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