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.
To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve.
It pains me to say that I must let you go.
To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish.
Your mother is a right pain.
Suffering seen as a punishment or penalty.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
"the patient developed severe pain and distension"
emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid
"the pain of loneliness"
pain, pain sensation, painful sensationnoun
a somatic sensation of acute discomfort
"as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain"
pain, pain in the neck, nuisancenoun
a bothersome annoying person
"that kid is a terrible pain"
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"
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
trouble, ail, painverb
cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed
bother, unhinge, hurt, disorder, perturb, inconvenience oneself, upset, inconvenience, ail, discommode, disquiet, cark, put out, incommode, distract, disoblige, trouble, disturb, trouble oneself, anguish
pain, anguish, hurtverb
cause emotional anguish or make miserable
"It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
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
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How to use pain in a sentence?
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.
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.
My sister was crying all night from the pain in her head.
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.
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.
Translations for pain
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- وجع, ألم, المArabic
- ağrı, acıAzerbaijani
- སྡུག་བསྔལ་བརྒྱད།Tibetan Standard
- pena, dolorCatalan, Valencian
- otrava, bolest, trestCzech
- больOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- Schmerz, schmerzenGerman
- ποινή, μπελάς, πόνος, οδύνη, άλγος, τιμωρίαGreek
- pena, dolor, castigar, doler, apenar, condenarSpanish
- piina, särky, kipu, kärsimys, piinaaminen, tuskaFinnish
- sviði, ilska, verkur, pínaFaroese
- douleur, casse-pied, casse-couilles, peineFrench
- pian, cràdhScottish Gaelic
- rasy, tasyGuaraní
- נאג'ס, כאב, קרצייה, טרדן, מטרדHebrew
- पीड़ा, दर्दHindi
- fájdalom, kínHungarian
- տանջանք, ցավ, ցավ պատճառել, պատժել, ցավեցնելArmenian
- sakit, nyeriIndonesian
- sársauki, verkurIcelandic
- rompicoglioni, dolore, pena, addolorare, affliggereItalian
- 頭痛の種, 痛み, 苦痛Japanese
- сыздау, ауру, жараKazakh
- ಬೇನೆ, ನೋವುKannada
- 아픔, 고통Korean
- ژان, ئازار, دهردKurdish
- PéngLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- gėla, skausmas, kančiaLithuanian
- ဝေဒနာ, ဒုက္ခBurmese
- pijn, kwetsenDutch
- pinslaNorwegian Nynorsk
- diniihNavajo, Navaho
- рис, рыстOssetian, Ossetic
- mala, dor, pena, castigar, doer emPortuguese
- dulur, dalur, dolour, dolurRomansh
- om plictisitor, durere, suferință, supărare, necaz, chin, persoană enervantă, pisălog, îndurera, dureaRomanian
- боль, су́щее наказа́ние, зану́да, страда́ние, геморро́й, му́ка, му́чить, мучать, му́чатьRussian
- दुःख, पीडाSanskrit
- bol, бол, muka, мукаSerbo-Croatian
- වේදනාවSinhala, Sinhalese
- smärta, pinaSwedish
- uma, maumivi, umwaSwahili
- வேதனை, வலி, நோவுTamil
- నొప్పి, అనుభవించుటTelugu
- ajy, agyryTurkmen
- sakit sa ulo, pananakit, hinanakit, sakit, saktanTagalog
- dert, ağrı, acı, kederTurkish
- сызлау, ачы, авыртуTatar
- درد, پیڑاUrdu
- khổ, đau, đau đớnVietnamese
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