Pain-pleasure principle



pain-pleasure principle n.
See pleasure principle.

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  • Pains

    [peyn] /peɪn/ noun 1. physical suffering or distress, as due to injury, illness, etc. 2. a distressing sensation in a particular part of the body: a back pain. 3. mental or emotional suffering or torment: I am sorry my news causes you such pain. 4. pains. 5. Informal. an annoying or troublesome person or thing. […]

  • Painstaking

    [peynz-tey-king, peyn-stey-] /ˈpeɪnzˌteɪ kɪŋ, ˈpeɪnˌsteɪ-/ adjective 1. or characterized by , or trouble; expending or showing diligent care and effort; careful: a painstaking craftsman; painstaking research. noun 2. careful and diligent effort. /ˈpeɪnzˌteɪkɪŋ/ adjective 1. extremely careful, esp as to fine detail: painstaking research 1550s (n.), 1690s (adj.), paynes taking, from plural of pain (n.) […]



  • Painstakingly

    [peynz-tey-king, peyn-stey-] /ˈpeɪnzˌteɪ kɪŋ, ˈpeɪnˌsteɪ-/ adjective 1. or characterized by , or trouble; expending or showing diligent care and effort; careful: a painstaking craftsman; painstaking research. noun 2. careful and diligent effort. /ˈpeɪnzˌteɪkɪŋ/ adjective 1. extremely careful, esp as to fine detail: painstaking research 1550s (n.), 1690s (adj.), paynes taking, from plural of pain (n.) […]

  • Paint

    [peynt] /peɪnt/ noun 1. a substance composed of solid coloring matter suspended in a liquid medium and applied as a protective or decorative coating to various surfaces, or to canvas or other materials in producing a work of art. 2. an application of this. 3. the dried surface pigment: Don’t scuff the paint. 4. the […]



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