painful (part of speech: adjective)
disagreeable, uncomfortable, anguishing, horrendous, acute, besetting, bothersome, hurtful, wrenching, severe, gnawing, miserable, insufferable, offensive, odious, cramping, bitter, excruciating, aggravating, throbbing, torturing, troublesome, withering, biting, piercing, cruel, annoying, aching, woeful, painful, grievous, irksome, unbearable, trying, smarting, oppressive, harrowing, arduous, irritating, stinging, sore, crushing, burdensome, agonizing, chafing, stabbing, unpleasant, cutting, distressful, grueling, inflaming
threatening (part of speech: verb)
paining (part of speech: verb)
aggravating (part of speech: verb)
pestering, envenoming, arousing, antagonizing, infuriating, baiting, exacerbating, upsetting, perturbing, badgering, harrying, teasing, irking, fretting, disturbing, bothering, rankling, discomposing, bedeviling, peeving, needling, hassling, troubling, vexing, exasperating, enraging, grating, nagging
- Only picture to yourself the vast amount of burning love and tormenting longing that can be contained in so large a body as mine! - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- Fate had deprived him of everything but seeing the child at a distance, the power of tormenting himself, of longing, and of comforting himself with memories. - "Iermola", Joseph Ignatius Kraszewksi.
- When she told him that she had none to give him he had devoted his time to tormenting the crew of the " Merry Maid" in order to be revenged on his sister. - "Madge Morton, Captain of the Merry Maid", Amy D. V. Chalmers.