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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 of pain ache, pang, prick, shoot, smart, sting, stitch, throe, tingle, twinge Words Related to pain 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 of pain 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 of pain affliction, agony, anguish, excruciation, hurt, misery, distress, rack, strait(s), torment, torture, travail, tribulation, woeWords Related to pain 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 of pain 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 of pain carefulness, closeness, conscientiousness, heed, heedfulness, meticulosity, meticulousness, pains, scrupulousnessWords Related to pain advertence, advertency, attention, concentration, focus, observance, observation; alertness, mindfulness, vigilance, watchfulness; dutifulness, irreproachability, irreproachableness, punctiliousness, responsibility; bother, effort, painstaking, trouble; exactness, particularity, precisionNear Antonyms of pain inadvertence, inadvertency, inattention, inobservanceAntonyms of pain 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 of pain elbow grease, exertion, expenditure, labor, pains, sweat, trouble, while, workWords Related to pain 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 of pain 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 of pain annoyance, annoyer, bother, gadfly, gnawer, nudnik (also nudnick), nuisance, persecutor, pest, tease, teaserWords Related to pain headache; harrier, heckler, interrupter (also interruptor); hassle, plague; harasser, molester, tormentor (also tormenter), torturerNear Antonyms of pain 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 of pain ache, hurt, smartWords Related to pain 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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