Pain



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.

laborious or careful efforts; assiduous care:
Great pains have been taken to repair the engine perfectly.
the suffering of childbirth.

5.
Informal. an annoying or troublesome person or thing.
verb (used with object)
6.
to cause physical pain to; hurt.
7.
to cause (someone) mental or emotional pain; distress:
Your sarcasm pained me.
verb (used without object)
8.
to have or give pain.
Idioms
9.
feel no pain, Informal. to be intoxicated:
After all that free beer, we were feeling no pain.
10.
on / upon / under pain of, liable to the penalty of:
on pain of death.
11.
pain in the ass, Slang: Vulgar. pain (def 5).
12.
pain in the neck, Informal. pain (def 5).
noun
1.
the sensation of acute physical hurt or discomfort caused by injury, illness, etc
2.
emotional suffering or mental distress
3.
on pain of, subject to the penalty of
4.
(informal) Also called pain in the neck, (taboo) pain in the arse. a person or thing that is a nuisance
verb (transitive)
5.
to cause (a person) distress, hurt, grief, anxiety, etc
6.
(informal) to annoy; irritate

pain (pān)
n.

An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.

One of the uterine contractions occurring in childbirth.

pain

Related Terms

feel no pain
In addition to the idioms beginning with pain
pain in the neck

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