pain·​less | \ ˈpān-ləs How to pronounce painless (audio) \

Definition of painless

1 : not causing or accompanied by physical pain : not painful a painless skin growth painless medical procedures … the medical exam may include an electrocardiogram, or EKG. This noninvasive test is a painless procedure that measures your heart's activity.— Sarah Shelton The relatively painless injections are intended to provide temporary relief for arthritic pain and stiffness.— Larry Katzenstein
2 : not difficult : not causing or involving complications or emotional distress There's an easy way to apply for federal aid in the form of grants and student loans: Just fill out the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It's a fairly painless process, and you can even do it online.— Maurie Backman a quick and painless solution

Other Words from painless

painlessly adverb
painlessness noun

First Known Use of painless

1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Painless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of painless

: not causing pain to the body
: not upsetting, disturbing, or difficult


pain·​less | \ ˈpān-ləs How to pronounce painless (audio) \

Medical Definition of painless

1 : not experiencing pain
2 : not causing pain : not accompanied by pain : not painful painless surgery

Other Words from painless

painlessly adverb

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