Definition of Painfulness

1. Noun. Emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid. "The pain of loneliness"

Exact synonyms: Pain
Generic synonyms: Feeling
Specialized synonyms: Growing Pains, Unpleasantness, Mental Anguish, Hurt, Suffering, Distress, Hurt, Suffering
Derivative terms: Pain, Painful, Painful
Antonyms: Pleasure



2. Noun. The quality of being painful. "She feared the painfulness of childbirth"
Exact synonyms: Distressingness
Specialized synonyms: Sharpness
Generic synonyms: Quality
Derivative terms: Painful, Painful

Definition of Painfulness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being painful, of causing pain. ¹

2. Noun. The state or quality of being tedious, of requiring great care. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Painfulness

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Literary usage of Painfulness

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1. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"And through it all—pecuniary privation, loss of friends and position, the painfulness of being suddenly thrust from "the still air of delightful studies" ..."

2. Biographical and Critical Essays: Reprinted from Reviews, with Additions and by Abraham Hayward (1873)
"We are making no idle conjectures ; Madame D'Albany had too elevated a soul not to feel the painfulness of the situation. It was still worse when the ..."

3. The Way to Christ: Described in the Following Treatises; of True Repentance by Jakob Böhme (1894)
"... a Candle by the Destruction and Consumption of it in its Fire; that so the Life may be freed from the painfulness of Nature, and possess another World. ..."

4. The Works of the Right Reverend Joseph Hall by Joseph Hall, Philip Wynter (1863)
"The painfulness of Christ's death. Thou art afraid of the pangs of death: there are those that have died without any great sense of pain : some we have ..."

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