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See definition of painfulness on Dictionary.com
  • as inawkwardness
  • as inbitterness
  • as indifficulty
  • as inunpleasantness

synonyms for painfulness

  • discomfort
  • delicacy
  • difficulty
  • inconvenience
  • inopportuneness
  • stickiness
  • thorniness
  • trouble
  • uncomfortableness
  • unpleasantness
  • untimeliness
  • ticklishness

antonyms for painfulness

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  • advantage
  • contentment
  • peace
  • artfulness
  • cleverness
  • convenience
  • dexterity
  • ease
  • easiness
  • elegance
  • grace
  • handiness
  • skill
  • straightforwardness
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How to use painfulness in a sentence

Toward the end of the day he had familiarized himself with his perilous position; he now almost liked the painfulness of it.
A PASSION IN THE DESERTHONORE DE BALZAC
The warmth of them seemed to catch hold of something deep down in me, and, with exquisite painfulness, draw it out.
TRAMPING ON LIFEHARRY KEMP
I went straight to the point, feeling the painfulness of having to speak and doing it as directly as possible.
THE STORY OF BAWNKATHARINE TYNAN
In painting such subjects the Italians of the best time endured the physical painfulness, the Northern temperament rejoiced in it.
A POPULAR HANDBOOK TO THE NATIONAL GALLERY, VOLUME I, FOREIGN SCHOOLSVARIOUS
Shapes impressed themselves upon his brain as on the brain of an artist: vividly to painfulness.
THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LAFCADIO HEARN, VOLUME 1ELIZABETH BISLAND
Later on painfulness of the hip-joint is experienced from pressure and at about the same time the movements are impeded.
PROF. KOCH'S METHOD TO CURE TUBERCULOSIS POPULARLY TREATEDMAX BIRNBAUM
Ruy Lopez felt the painfulness of his position deeply, and the Duke understood his embarrassment.
THE STRAND MAGAZINE, VOLUME V, ISSUE 27, MARCH 1893VARIOUS
O, it makes my heart ache—I mean so much painfulness for every one concerned!
ROBERT ORANGEJOHN OLIVER HOBBES
This is so because it contains within itself elements that edge its painfulness.
A MODERN MERCENARYKATE PRICHARD AND HESKETH VERNON HESKETH-PRICHARD
The magnitude of the step came upon her, and she was beset by natural timidity and the painfulness of her dependence.
THE MORMON PROPHETLILY DOUGALL
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PAINFULNESS

  • delicacy
  • difficulty
  • discomfort
  • inconvenience
  • inopportuneness
  • painfulness
  • stickiness
  • thorniness
  • ticklishness
  • trouble
  • uncomfortableness
  • unpleasantness
  • untimeliness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.