Definition of painful in English:

painful

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Pronunciation: /ˈpeɪnfʊl
 
, -f(ə)l/

adjective

Derivatives

painfulness

noun
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  • Lately I've been thinking - and dreaming - about people I've loved who have died, about the painfulness of losing them and how it never really goes away, just becomes different with the passage of time.
  • Having lived alone for periods at one time, I can vouch for its painfulness; and also the opportunity for self-examination.
  • Having previously described the painfulness of chest tube removal, my colleagues and I decided to intervene.

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