Definition of Pains

1. Noun. An effortful attempt to attain a goal.

Exact synonyms: Nisus, Strain, Striving
Generic synonyms: Attempt, Effort, Endeavor, Endeavour, Try
Specialized synonyms: Jehad, Jihad
Derivative terms: Strain, Strain, Strenuous, Strive



Definition of Pains

1. n. Labor; toilsome effort; care or trouble taken; -- plural in form, but used with a singular or plural verb, commonly the former.

Definition of Pains

1. Noun. (plural of pain) ¹

2. Noun. ''(used in plural)'' Trouble taken doing something; attention to detail; careful effort. ¹

3. Verb. (third-person singular of pain) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pains

1. pain [v] - See also: pain

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pains

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painite
painkiller
painkillers
painkilling
painless
painless haematuria
painless jaundice
painlessly
painlessness
painlessnesses
painlike
painmaker
painmakers
paino nobiles
pains (current term)
pains au chocolat
pains in the bum
painslut
painsluts
painstaken
painstakenly
painstaker
painstakers
painstaking
painstakingly
painstakingness
painstakings
painsworthy

Literary usage of Pains

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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1897)
"The author believes that the pains which yield the most readily are the severe lancinating pains in the legs, and girdle pains; the most difficult, ..."

2. Publications by Oxford Historical Society (1907)
"An Act to inflict pains and Penalties on John Plunket. An Act to inflict pains and Penalties on George Kelly, alias Johnson. An Act to inflict pains and ..."

3. Othello: A Tragedy in Five Acts by William Shakespeare, Tommaso Salvini, James Henry Mapleson (1876)
"(To Emilia.) And yon, who know your office, And do it honestly, there's money for your pains: Keep oar counsel. END OF ACT 17. ..."

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