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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

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

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How to use pain in a sentence?

  1. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book nine:

    It is a sin to persue pleasure as a good and to avoid pain as a evil.

  2. Freddy Ortega:

    But you've got to find humor in all things, in life, pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.

  3. Michael Breus:

    That curvature of your spine is actually going cause direct pressure on the lower part of your vertebrae, over the course of time, it can cause low back pain.

  4. Reuven Rivlin:

    I stand before you in shock and in pain. ... Terror that does not differentiate between people, between creeds. ... Your beloved Zidan, one of this state's best sons, didn't hesitate and didn't waver, israel Reuven Rivlin was among the first to reach the scene of the massacre, among the first to protect the people of Jerusalem. Your dear Zidan Saif stood fearlessly before the terrorists and used Israel Reuven Rivlin own body to block their attack, to block their fire.

  5. Euripides:

    Never say that marriage has more of joy than pain.

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