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Synonyms for pain
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Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. yermoverb

    yermo is pain!

    Submitted by kyleraywebb216 on April 1, 2022  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Verity Trueman:

    Any form of activity before used to leave me in pain, I could barely climb a flight of stairs without gasping for breath, now I have a whole wardrobe dedicated to gym clothes. I enjoy Pilates and spinning classes, and I always feel great afterwards.

  2. John Wilson:

    This pain has gone too far.

  3. Mackson Shaai:

    PAIN IS BETRAYAL FROM THE ONE YOU'RE WILLING TO GIVE EVERYTHING FOR

  4. Tiger Woods:

    They never knew golf to be a good thing in my life and only the only thing they remember is that it brought this incredible amount of pain to their dad and they don't want to ever want to see their dad in pain, and so to now have them see this side of it, the side that I've experienced for so many years of my life, but I had a battle to get back to this point, and it feels good.

  5. Kat Van Kirk:

    The oxytocin released in your system when you fall in love can actually increase your tolerance for physical pain.


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