1. [ noun ] (medicine) a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
Synonyms: hurting

"the patient developed severe pain and distension"

Related terms: symptom agony ache sting torture hemorrhoid burn mastalgia neuralgia chiralgia dysmenorrhea stitch chest_pain arthralgia odynophagia meralgia proctalgia pang throb pang tenderness metralgia melagra growing_pains distress glossalgia keratalgia myalgia labor_pain nephralgia pleurodynia orchidalgia photalgia podalgia colic referred_pain renal_colic thermalgesia causalgia ulalgia urodynia smart hurt afflict
2. [ noun ] emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid
Synonyms: painfulness

"the pain of loneliness"

Related terms: pleasure feeling distress suffering pang mental_anguish growing_pains unpleasantness
3. [ noun ] (psychology) a somatic sensation of acute discomfort
Synonyms: painful_sensation

"as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain"

Related terms: somesthesia somaesthesia phantom_limb_pain twinge mittelschmerz afflict
4. [ verb ] cause bodily suffering to
Synonyms: trouble ail afflict
Related terms: hurt erupt disagree_with trouble affliction
5. [ noun ] a bothersome annoying person
Synonyms: nuisance pain_in_the_neck

"that kid is a terrible pain"

Related terms: unpleasant_person
6. [ verb ] cause emotional anguish or make miserable
Synonyms: hurt anguish

"It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"

Related terms: upset torment try agonize anguish annoyance suffer
7. [ noun ] something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness
Synonyms: nuisance botheration bother pain_in_the_neck pain_in_the_ass infliction annoyance

"washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer" "a bit of a bother" "he's not a friend, he's an infliction"

Related terms: negative_stimulus nuisance irritant common_nuisance abatable_nuisance plague private_nuisance mixed_nuisance attractive_nuisance annoy
Similar spelling:   Paino