Painfulness

(Roget's Thesaurus)
-->Capability of giving pain
PARAG:Painfulness->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ painfulness
painfulness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ trouble
trouble
care
&c.(pain) 828
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ trial
trial
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ affliction
affliction
infliction
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ blow
blow
stroke
burden
load
curse
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ bitter pill
bitter pill
bitter draught
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ waters of bitterness
waters of bitterness
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ annoyance
annoyance
grievance
nuisance
vexation
mortification
sickener
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ bore
bore
bother
pother
hot water
=>sea of troubles
sea of troubles
=>(Hamlet)
hornet's nest
plague
pest
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ cancer
cancer
ulcer
sting
thorn
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ canker
canker
&c.(bane) 663
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ scorpion
scorpion
&c.(evil doer) 913
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ dagger
dagger
&c.(arms) 727
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ scourge
scourge
&c.(instrument of punishment) 975
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ carking care
carking care
canker worm of care
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ mishap
mishap
misfortune
&c.(adversity) 735
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ desagrement
desagrement
esclandre
rub
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ source of irritation
source of irritation
source of annoyance
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ wound
wound
sore subject
skeleton in the closet
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ thorn in the flesh
thorn in the flesh
thorn in one's side
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ where the shoe pinches
where the shoe pinches
gall and wormwood
GRP: \\ N \\ 6
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ sorry sight
sorry sight
heavy news
provocation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ affront
affront
&c. 929
=>head and front of one's offending
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ head and front of one's offending
head and front of one's offending
=>(Othello)
GRP: \\ N \\ 7
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ infestation
infestation
molestation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ malignity
malignity
&c.(malevolence) 907
PARAG:Painfulness->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ cause pain
cause pain
occasion pain
give pain
bring pain
induce pain
produce pain
create pain
inflict pain
&c. 828
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ pain
pain
hurt
wound
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ pinch
pinch
prick
gripe
&c.(physical pain) 378
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ pierce
pierce
lancinate
cut
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ hurt the feelings
hurt the feelings
wound the feelings
grate upon the feelings
jar upon the feelings
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ wring the heart
wring the heart
pierce the heart
lacerate the heart
break the heart
rend the heart
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ make the heart bleed
make the heart bleed
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ tear the heart strings
tear the heart strings
rend the heart strings
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ draw tears from the eyes
draw tears from the eyes
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ sadden
sadden
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ make unhappy
make unhappy
&c. 828
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ plunge into sorrow
plunge into sorrow
grieve
fash
afflict
distress
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ cut up
cut up
cut to the heart
GRP: \\ V \\ 5
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ displease
displease
annoy
incommode
discompose
trouble
disquiet
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ faze
faze
feaze
feeze
=>(U.S.)
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ disturb
disturb
cross
perplex
molest
tease
tire
irk
vex
mortify
wherret|
worry
plague
bother
pester
bore
pother
harass
harry
badger
heckle
bait
beset
infest
persecute
importune
GRP: \\ V \\ 6
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ wring
wring
harrow
torment
torture
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ bullyrag
bullyrag
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ put to the rack
put to the rack
put to the question
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ break on the wheel
break on the wheel
rack
scarify
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ cruciate
cruciate
crucify
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ convulse
convulse
agonize
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ barb the dart
barb the dart
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ plant a dagger in the breast
plant a dagger in the breast
plant a thorn in one's side
GRP: \\ V \\ 7
Sgm: \\ V \\ 7 \\ irritate
irritate
provoke
sting
nettle
try the patience
pique
fret
rile
tweak the nose
chafe
gall
Sgm: \\ V \\ 7 \\ sting to the quick
sting to the quick
wound to the quick
cut to the quick
Sgm: \\ V \\ 7 \\ aggrieve
aggrieve
affront
enchafe
enrage
ruffle
sour the temper
Sgm: \\ V \\ 7 \\ give offense
give offense
&c.(resentment) 900
GRP: \\ V \\ 8
Sgm: \\ V \\ 8 \\ maltreat
maltreat
bite
snap at
assail
Sgm: \\ V \\ 8 \\ smite
smite
&c.(punish) 972
GRP: \\ V \\ 9
Sgm: \\ V \\ 9 \\ sicken
sicken
disgust
revolt
nauseate
disenchant
repel
offend
shock
stink in the nostrils
Sgm: \\ V \\ 9 \\ go against the stomach
go against the stomach
turn the stomach
Sgm: \\ V \\ 9 \\ make one sick
make one sick
set the teeth on edge
go against the grain
grate on the ear
Sgm: \\ V \\ 9 \\ stick in one's throat
stick in one's throat
stick in one's gizzard
Sgm: \\ V \\ 9 \\ rankle
rankle
gnaw
corrode
horrify
appal
appall
freeze the blood
Sgm: \\ V \\ 9 \\ make the flesh creep
make the flesh creep
make the hair stand on end
Sgm: \\ V \\ 9 \\ make the blood curdle
make the blood curdle
make the blood run cold
Sgm: \\ V \\ 9 \\ make one shudder
make one shudder
GRP: \\ V \\ 10
Sgm: \\ V \\ 10 \\ haunt the memory
haunt the memory
Sgm: \\ V \\ 10 \\ weigh on the heart
weigh on the heart
prey on the heart
weigh on the mind
prey on the mind
weigh on the spirits
prey on the spirits
Sgm: \\ V \\ 10 \\ bring one's gray hairs with sorrow to the grave
bring one's gray hairs with sorrow to the grave
Sgm: \\ V \\ 10 \\ add a nail to one's coffin
add a nail to one's coffin
PARAG:Painfulness->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ causing pain
causing pain
hurting
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ hurtful
hurtful
&c.(bad) 649
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ painful
painful
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ dolorific
dolorific
dolorous
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unpleasant
unpleasant
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unpleasing
unpleasing
displeasing
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ disagreeable
disagreeable
unpalatable
bitter
distasteful
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ uninviting
uninviting
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unwelcome
unwelcome
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ undesirable
undesirable
undesired
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ obnoxious
obnoxious
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unacceptable
unacceptable
unpopular
thankless
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unsatisfactory
unsatisfactory
untoward
unlucky
uncomfortable
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ distressing
distressing
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ afflicting
afflicting
afflictive
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ joyless
joyless
cheerless
comfortless
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ dismal
dismal
disheartening
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ depressing
depressing
depressive
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ dreary
dreary
melancholy
grievous
piteous
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ woeful
woeful
rueful
mornful
deplorable
pitiable
lamentable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ sad
sad
affecting
touching
pathetic
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 4
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ irritating
irritating
provoking
stinging
annoying
aggravating
mortifying
galling
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ unaccommodating
unaccommodating
invidious
vexatious
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ troublesome
troublesome
tiresome
irksome
wearisome
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ plaguing
plaguing
plaguy
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ awkward
awkward
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 5
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ importunate
importunate
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ teasing
teasing
pestering
bothering
harassing
worrying
tormenting
carking
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 6
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 6 \\ intolerable
intolerable
insufferable
insupportable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 6 \\ unbearable
unbearable
unendurable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 6 \\ past bearing
past bearing
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 6 \\ not to be borne
not to be borne
not to be endured
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 6 \\ more than flesh and blood can bear
more than flesh and blood can bear
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 6 \\ enough to drive one mad
enough to drive one mad
enough to provoke a saint
enough to make a parson swear
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 7
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 7 \\ shocking
shocking
terrific
grim
appalling
crushing
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 7 \\ dreadful
dreadful
fearful
frightful
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 7 \\ thrilling
thrilling
tremendous
dire
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 7 \\ heart-breaking
heart-breaking
heart-rending
heart-wounding
heart-corroding
heart-sickening
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 7 \\ harrowing
harrowing
rending
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 8
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 8 \\ odious
odious
hateful
execrable
repulsive
repellent
abhorrent
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 8 \\ horrid
horrid
horrible
horrific
horrifying
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 8 \\ offensive
offensive
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 9
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 9 \\ nauseous
nauseous
nauseating
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 9 \\ disgusting
disgusting
sickening
revolting
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 9 \\ nasty
nasty
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 9 \\ loathsome
loathsome
loathful
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 9 \\ fulsome
fulsome
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 9 \\ vile
vile
&c.(bad) 649
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 9 \\ hideous
hideous
&c. 846
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 10
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 10 \\ sharp
sharp
acute
sore
severe
grave
hard
harsh
cruel
biting
caustic
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 10 \\ cutting
cutting
corroding
consuming
racking
excruciating
searching
grinding
grating
agonizing
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 10 \\ envenomed
envenomed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 10 \\ catheretic
catheretic
pyrotic
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 11
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 11 \\ ruinous
ruinous
disastrous
calamitous
tragical
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 11 \\ desolating
desolating
withering
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 11 \\ burdensome
burdensome
onerous
oppressive
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 11 \\ cumbrous
cumbrous
cumbersome
PARAG:Painfulness->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ painfully
painfully
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ with pain
with pain
&c. 828
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ deuced
deuced
PARAG:Painfulness->Int
GRP: \\ Int \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Int \\ 1 \\ hinc illae lachrymae
hinc illae lachrymae
=>!

English dictionary for students. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • painfulness — pain ful*ness n. Emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid. Syn: pain. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • painfulness — painful ► ADJECTIVE 1) affected with or causing pain. 2) informal very bad: their attempts at reggae are painful. DERIVATIVES painfully adverb painfulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • painfulness — noun 1. the quality of being painful she feared the painfulness of childbirth • Syn: ↑distressingness • Derivationally related forms: ↑painful • Hypernyms: ↑quality • Hy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Painfulness — Painful Pain ful, a. 1. Full of pain; causing uneasiness or distress, either physical or mental; afflictive; disquieting; distressing. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. Requiring labor or toil; difficult; executed with laborious effort; as a painful… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • painfulness — noun see painful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • painfulness — See painfully. * * * …   Universalium

  • painfulness — noun a) The state or quality of being painful, of causing pain. b) The state or quality of being tedious, of requiring great care …   Wiktionary

  • painfulness — pain·ful·ness || peɪnfÊŠlnɪs n. pain; sorrow …   English contemporary dictionary

  • painfulness — pain·ful·ness …   English syllables

  • distressingness — noun the quality of being painful she feared the painfulness of childbirth • Syn: ↑painfulness • Derivationally related forms: ↑painful (for: ↑painfulness) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.