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noun as in awkwardness

noun as in bitterness

noun as in unpleasantness

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Toward the end of the day he had familiarized himself with his perilous position; he now almost liked the painfulness of it.

The warmth of them seemed to catch hold of something deep down in me, and, with exquisite painfulness, draw it out.

I went straight to the point, feeling the painfulness of having to speak and doing it as directly as possible.

In painting such subjects the Italians of the best time endured the physical painfulness, the Northern temperament rejoiced in it.

Shapes impressed themselves upon his brain as on the brain of an artist: vividly to painfulness.


On this page you'll find 133 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to painfulness, such as: discomfort, delicacy, difficulty, inconvenience, inopportuneness, and stickiness.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.