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Definitions of painful:
  • adjective:   causing physical or psychological pain
    Example: "Worked with painful slowness"
  • adjective:   causing misery or pain or distress
    Example: "The painful process of growing up"
  • adjective:   causing physical discomfort
    Example: "They can be very painful"
  • adjective:   exceptionally bad or displeasing
    Example: "A painful performance"

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