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  1. painfully, distressinglyadverb

    unpleasantly

    "his ignorance was painfully obvious"

    Synonyms:
    distressingly, sorely

    Antonyms:
    painlessly

  2. painfully, sorelyadverb

    in or as if in pain

    "she moved painfully forward"; "sorely wounded"

    Synonyms:
    distressingly, sorely

    Antonyms:
    painlessly

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#25173painfully
#37675sorely
#51791painstakingly
#85872embarrassingly
#112070poignantly
#199861distressingly

How to use painfully in a sentence?

  1. David Clohessy:

    The painfully and needlessly long, expensive and hurtful Milwaukee Catholic archdiocesan bankruptcy scandal has apparently been resolved by church officials basically cramming a self-serving plan down the throats of struggling abuse victims.

  2. H.W. Mann:

    Beauty is more than skin deep. Beauty radiates from deep within. The innocence of a child. The love in someone’s heart. A willingness to help others. The desire to make the world a better place. Someone painfully knocked down in life, who gets up, smiles, and continues to blossom.

  3. Isaac Bashevis Singer:

    Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.

  4. Anders Fogh Rasmussen:

    I am very much aware, almost painfully aware, about what you call my credibility, that my varnish is scratched. And no one is more sorry about it than myself.

  5. Michael Vidler:

    Excessive force was used and he was assaulted while he was on the ground, police kicked and punched him and effectively sexually assaulted him -- his private parts were grabbed repeatedly and painfully. We're considering our next steps and will decide over the next few days how to proceed.

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