Definition of painfulness:
pain (part of speech: noun)
- painfulness (part of speech: noun)
The reality of this crisis in spiritual experience- the adjustment between the personality and the physical, social, and industrial order in which it must find its place and task- is the measure of its possible painfulness.- "Essays On Work And Culture", Hamilton Wright Mabie.
- "The Foot-path Way", Bradford Torrey.
15. When these impetuosities are not very violent they seem to admit of a little mitigation- at least, the soul seeks some relief, because it knows not what to do- through certain penances; the painfulness of which, and even the shedding of its blood, are no more felt than if the body were dead.- "The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus", Teresa of Avila.