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painful

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of painful

  1. 1 causing or feeling bodily pain her broken arm was too painful for her to go on the trip Synonyms of painful aching, achy, afflictive, hurting, nasty, sore Words Related to painful agonizing, excruciating, torturous; damaging, deleterious, detrimental, harmful, hurtful, injurious, noxious, pernicious; raw, tender; bleeding, burning, chafing, cramping, festering; itching, nagging, pinching, pricking, prickling, smarting, stinging; inflamed (also enflamed), swollen; grievous, severe, threatening, wounding Near Antonyms of painful curative, healing, helping, remedial Antonyms of painful indolent, painless

  2. 2 hard to accept or bear especially emotionally it's been very painful to accept that my father is gone forever Synonyms of painful afflicting, agonizing, cruel, excruciating, galling, grievous, harrowing, harsh, heartrending, hurtful, bitter, tormenting, torturousWords Related to painful insufferable, insupportable, intolerable, unacceptable, unbearable, unendurable, unsupportable; appalling, awful, bad, dire, dreadful, ghastly, horrible, miserable, nasty, rotten, severe, terrible, vile, wretched; acute, extreme, intense, piercingNear Antonyms of painful bearable, endurable, supportable, sustainable, tolerable; livable (also liveable), sufferable, survivable; acceptable, allowable, reasonableAntonyms of painful gratifying, pleasing, sweet



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