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

Definition 1: the quality of being painful - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • she feared the painfulness of childbirth

Synonyms for painfulness in the sense of this definition

(painfulness is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of painfulness ) the quality of being keenly and painfully felt

"the sharpness of her loss"

Definition 2: emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid - [noun denoting feeling]

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

  • the pain of loneliness

Synonyms for painfulness in the sense of this definition

(painfulness 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 painfulness ) emotional distress arising during adolescence

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

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

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

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

"the death of his wife caused him great distress"

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