Definition of pained
1 : feeling pain : hurt
2 : expressing or involving pain a pained expression with pained surprise
Examples of pained in a Sentence
She wore a pained expression on her face.
He truly looked pained when he heard the news.
Recent Examples of pained from the Web
Paired with the pained siren-like figure played by Ellis on synth, the effect was eerie.
All of these questions are asked with a pained look of concern.
Within the brief screen time for each of her roles, Blanchett manages to convey plenty, especially in the pained disappointment on the face of a blue-collar worker at a garbage incineration facility.
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First Known Use of pained
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Definition of pained for English Language Learners
: appearing upset, sad, worried, etc.
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