Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of pain | Another word for pain | What is pain?

Definition 1: a somatic sensation of acute discomfort - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where pain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain

Synonyms for pain in the sense of this definition

(pain is a kind of ...) the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations

"he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes"

(... is a kind of pain ) pain in the area of the ovary that is felt at the time of ovulation (usually midway through the menstrual cycle)

(... is a kind of pain ) pain felt by an amputee that seems to be located in the missing limb

(... is a kind of pain ) a sharp stab of pain

Definition 2: something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where pain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer
  • a bit of a bother
  • he's not a friend, he's an infliction

Synonyms for pain in the sense of this definition

(pain is a kind of ...) a stimulus with undesirable consequences

(... is a kind of pain ) (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive

(... is a kind of pain ) something that causes irritation and annoyance

"he's a thorn in my flesh"

(... is a kind of pain ) an annoyance

"those children are a damn plague"

Definition 3: emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where pain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pain of loneliness

Synonyms for pain in the sense of this definition

(pain is a kind of ...) the experiencing of affective and emotional states

"she had a feeling of euphoria" "he had terrible feelings of guilt" "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"

(... is a kind of pain ) emotional distress arising during adolescence

(... is a kind of pain ) the feeling caused by disagreeable stimuli; one pole of a continuum of states of feeling

(... is a kind of pain ) sustained dull painful emotion

(... is a kind of pain ) feelings of mental or physical pain

(... is a kind of pain ) psychological suffering

"the death of his wife caused him great distress"

Definition 4: a bothersome annoying person - [noun denoting person]

Samples where pain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that kid is a terrible pain

Synonyms for pain in the sense of this definition

(pain is a kind of ...) a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

Definition 5: a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder - [noun denoting state]

Samples where pain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the patient developed severe pain and distension

Synonyms for pain in the sense of this definition

(pain is a kind of ...) (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

(... is a kind of pain ) pain in the rectum

(... is a kind of pain ) foot pain

(... is a kind of pain ) pain in the chest caused by inflammation of the muscles between the ribs

(... is a kind of pain ) pain in the eye resulting from exposure to bright light (often associated with albinism)

(... is a kind of pain ) a mental pain or distress

"a pang of conscience"

(... is a kind of pain ) a sharp spasm of pain

(... is a kind of pain ) pain in the testes

(... is a kind of pain ) severe pain on swallowing due to a disorder of the esophagus

(... is a kind of pain ) pain that is felt at a place in the body different from the injured or diseased part where the pain would be expected

"angina pectoris can cause referred pain in the left shoulder" "pain in the right shoulder can be referred pain from gallbladder disease"

(... is a kind of pain ) sharp pain in the lower back that radiates into the groin; associated with the passage of a renal calculus through the ureter

(... is a kind of pain ) a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore

(... is a kind of pain ) pain during urination

(... is a kind of pain ) pain in the gums

(... is a kind of pain ) unbearable physical pain

(... is a kind of pain ) a deep pulsating type of pain

(... is a kind of pain ) pain caused by heat

(... is a kind of pain ) a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched)

"the best results are generally obtained by inserting the needle into the point of maximum tenderness" "after taking a cold, rawness of the larynx and trachea come on"

(... is a kind of pain ) a sharp spasm of pain in the side resulting from running

(... is a kind of pain ) a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung

"the sting of death" "he felt the stinging of nettles"

(... is a kind of pain ) acute spasmodic pain along the course of one or more nerves

(... is a kind of pain ) pain in the kidney (usually felt in the loins)

(... is a kind of pain ) extreme physical pain

"the patient appeared to be in distress"

(... is a kind of pain ) a pain in the hand that is not traumatic

(... is a kind of pain ) pain in the chest

(... is a kind of pain ) acute abdominal pain (especially in infants)

(... is a kind of pain ) a burning pain in a limb along the course of a peripheral nerve; usually associated with skin changes

(... is a kind of pain ) pain that feels hot as if it were on fire

(... is a kind of pain ) pain in a joint or joints

(... is a kind of pain ) a state of acute pain

(... is a kind of pain ) painful menstruation

(... is a kind of pain ) pain in the tongue

(... is a kind of pain ) pain in a muscle or group of muscles

(... is a kind of pain ) pain in the uterus

(... is a kind of pain ) pain in the thigh

(... is a kind of pain ) rheumatic or myalgic pains in the arms or legs

(... is a kind of pain ) pain in the breast

(... is a kind of pain ) pain and discomfort associated with contractions of the uterus during labor

(... is a kind of pain ) pain in the cornea

(... is a kind of pain ) pain in muscles or joints sometimes experienced by children and often attributed to rapid growth

(... is a kind of pain ) a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain

Definition 6: cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed - [verb of body]

Synonyms for pain in the sense of this definition

(pain is a kind of ...) give trouble or pain to

"This exercise will hurt your back"

(... is a kind of pain ) become raw or open

"He broke out in hives" "My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries" "Such boils tend to recrudesce"

Definition 7: cause emotional anguish or make miserable - [verb of emotion]

Samples where pain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school

Synonyms for pain in the sense of this definition

(pain is a kind of ...) cause to lose one's composure

(... is a kind of pain ) cause deep emotional pain and grief to somebody

"The young man broke the girl's heart when he told her was going to marry her best friend"

(... is a kind of pain ) cause to agonize

(... is a kind of pain ) give pain or trouble to

"I've been sorely tried by these students"

(... is a kind of pain ) torment emotionally or mentally

(pain causes ...) experience (emotional) pain

"Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

More words

Another word for paillasse

Another word for pailful

Another word for pail

Another word for paigle

Another word for paige

Another word for pain in the ass

Another word for pain in the neck

Another word for pain pill

Another word for pain sensation

Another word for pain threshold


Other word for pain threshold

pain threshold meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce pain threshold