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Definition of painful:

  1. causing physical discomfort; " bites of black flies are more than irritating; they can be very painful"
  2. Full of pain; causing uneasiness or distress, either physical or mental; afflictive; disquieting; distressing.
  3. Painstaking; careful; industrious.
  4. Requiring labor or toil; difficult; executed with laborious effort; as a painful service; a painful march.


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