[peyn-lis] /ˈpeɪn lɪs/
without ; causing little or no :
painless dentistry; a painless cure.
Informal. not difficult; requiring little or no hard work or exertion.
not causing pain or distress
not affected by pain
1560s, from pain (n.) + -less. Related: Painlessly; painlessness.
- Pain perdu
noun French toast Examples Pain perdu got its start as a way of using up leftover bread. Word Origin c. 1450, French, “lost bread” Usage Note cooking
- Pain-pleasure principle
pain-pleasure principle n. See pleasure principle.
[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. […]
[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.) […]