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pain

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pain

  1. 1 a sharp unpleasant sensation usually felt in some specific part of the body <the child was crying because of a pain in her knee> Synonyms ache, pang, prick, shoot, smart, sting, stitch, throe, tingle, twinge Related Words discomfort, distress, soreness, tenderness; affliction, agony, anguish, misery, sufferance, suffering, torment, torture; inflammation, sore, swelling; damage, detriment, harm, hurt, injury; backache, bellyache, charley horse, colic, complaint, earache, gripe, headache, stomachache, toothache Near Antonyms comfort, ease, easiness

  2. 2 a state of great suffering of body or mind <a sprained ankle caused him great pain for a week> Synonyms affliction, agony, anguish, excruciation, hurt, misery, distress, rack, strait(s), torment, torture, travail, tribulation, woeRelated Words discomfort; cross, crucible, trial; heartache, heartbreak, joylessness, sadness, sorrow, unhappiness; emergency, pinch; asperity, difficulty, hardship, rigor; ache, pang, smarting, soreness, stitch, throe, twinge; danger, jeopardy, troubleNear Antonyms comfort, consolation, solace; alleviation, assuagement, ease, relief; peace, security; well-being

  3. 3 pains pl  strict attentiveness to what one is doing <take pains to be sure that you don't damage anything while moving the furniture> Synonyms carefulness, closeness, conscientiousness, heed, heedfulness, meticulosity, meticulousness, pains, scrupulousnessRelated Words advertence, advertency, attention, concentration, focus, observance, observation; alertness, mindfulness, vigilance, watchfulness; dutifulness, irreproachability, irreproachableness, punctiliousness, responsibility; bother, effort, painstaking, trouble; exactness, particularity, precisionNear Antonyms inadvertence, inadvertency, inattention, inobservanceAntonyms heedlessness, inattentiveness, negligence

  4. 4 pains pl  the active use of energy in producing a result <she was at pains to reassure us that everything would be fine> Synonyms elbow grease, exertion, expenditure, labor, pains, sweat, trouble, while, workRelated Words drudgery, grind, slog, strain, toil, travail; dint, energy; force, might, muscle, power, puissance; attempt, endeavor, essay, fling, go, pass, shot, stab, trial, try, whackNear Antonyms adroitness, ease, facility, fluency, smoothness; dormancy, idleness, inaction, inactivity, indolence, inertia, languor, laziness, quiescence

  5. 5 one who is obnoxiously annoying <sometimes that child, who apparently never tires of asking questions, can be such a pain> Synonyms annoyance, annoyer, bother, gadfly, gnawer, nudnik (also nudnick), nuisance, persecutor, pest, tease, teaserRelated Words headache; harrier, heckler, interrupter (also interruptor); hassle, plague; harasser, molester, tormentor (also tormenter), torturerNear Antonyms charmer, smoothy (or smoothie); comforter, solacer, soother




pain

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pain

  1. to feel or cause physical pain <my poor head was paining so from all that racket> Synonyms ache, hurt, smartRelated Words bite, bleed, burn, chafe, cramp, fester, itch, nag, pinch, pound, rack, sting, swell, throb, tingle, twinge; agonize, anguish, suffer; afflict, harrow, torment, torture




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