: physical suffering that accompanies a bodily disorder (as a disease or an injury)
- The medicine relieves pain.
: a very unpleasant feeling (as a prick or an ache) that is caused especially by something harmful
- I have a pain in my side.
: suffering of the mind or emotions : grief
- The humiliation brought her great pain.
: great care or effort
- My sister took pains with the garden.
: someone or something annoying