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pains

noun
plural of pain

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 strict attentiveness to what one is doing
  • asked the movers to take pains to be sure that they didn't damage anything while moving the furniture

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2 the active use of energy in producing a result
  • she was at pains to reassure us that everything would be fine

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pains

verb
present tense third-person singular of pain

Synonyms of pains (Entry 2 of 2)

to feel or cause physical pain
  • my poor head was paining so from all that racket

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pains in the neck

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“Pains.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pains. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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