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Synonyms for pain
peɪnpain

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Wiktionary

  1. painnoun

    Antonyms:
    pleasure

  2. painnoun

    To hurt; to put to bodily uneasiness or anguish; to afflict with uneasy sensations of any degree of intensity; to torment; to torture.

    The wound pained him.

    Synonyms:
    pest

    Antonyms:
    pleasure

  3. painnoun

    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. painnoun

    To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish.

    Your mother is a right pain.

    Synonyms:
    pest

    Antonyms:
    pleasure

  5. painnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pain, hurtingnoun

    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, painfulnessnoun

    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 sensationnoun

    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, nuisancenoun

    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 assverb

    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, painverb

    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, hurtverb

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. yermoverb

    yermo is pain!

    Submitted by kyleraywebb216 on April 1, 2022  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. painnoun

    Synonyms:
    penalty, punishment

  2. painnoun

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

  3. painnoun

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

  4. painverb

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

  5. painverb

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

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How to use pain in a sentence?

  1. Mitch Prinstein:

    Our species is uniquely and remarkably attuned to our social position because many years ago we relied on each other for safety, research now reveals that social rejection activates the same regions of the brain that are known to respond to physical pain, and also expresses dormant DNA to prepare our bodies for imminent injury. Unfortunately, this response is no longer necessary, so the expression of these genes leaves us more vulnerable to viral infections and more likely to suffer from inflammation-related illnesses.

  2. Cory Booker:

    I think a lot about the Democratic Party nationally and how it seems that that connection to people — where they are, what their experiences are, their struggles, their hurts and their pain — how we seem to have lost our way.

  3. Ismelida Fernandez:

    My sister was crying all night from the pain in her head.

  4. Shigenori Tsuhako:

    Japan is part of Japan and when you hurt your little finger the whole body feels pain. I want Abe to feel Okinawa's pain.

  5. Abu Khdeir mother:

    I wish I could reach into the screen and grab hold of my son, the show brought me right back to the pain, to the day he was kidnapped.


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