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Noun
An unpleasant sensation caused by physical illness or injury
“I knocked my knee against the chair and felt a sharp pain.”
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Mental torment or distress
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“Billy is almost over the pain from his break-up with Monique.”
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The condition or fact of suffering or anguish
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“The hurricane would inflict pain on the townsfolk as they struggled to rebuild their lives.”
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A person or thing which causes annoyance
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“Having to do my chores every week is such a pain.”
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(usually used in plural form "pains") Effort expended towards a particular objective
“He took great pains to resist eating an extra slice of chocolate mud cake.”
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(usually used in plural form "pains") Care taken towards a particular objective
“The artist took great pains to ensure he paid attention to every last detail.”
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(count noun) Something which prevents a being from experiencing happiness or good in their lives, or inflicting harm
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One who upsets the status quo by posing upsetting or novel questions, or attempts to stimulate innovation by proving an irritant
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The state or condition of being difficult
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A minor complaint
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An anger aroused by something perceived as an indignity, notably an offense or injustice
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Severe pains that grip the abdomen or the disease that causes such pains (due to intestinal or bowel-related problems)
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Prolonged cruel or unjust treatment, especially through the exercise of authority
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The characteristic of repelling
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The state or quality of being incommodious
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The act of inflicting or something inflicted
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A grumpy, bad-tempered or irascible person
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A punishment imposed for breaking a law, rule, or contract
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Food for life
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A continuing state of great pain, torment or unhappiness
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A sensation brought about by physical contact
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A wound made by stabbing
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The act or sensation of throbbing
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To cause physical pain to
“I am unable to play tennis because my injured elbow still continues to pain me.”
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To cause unease in one's mental state
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“The traumatic experience would pain her for several years to come.”
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To influence, usually emotionally
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To cause to become tired, weary or fatigued
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Give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement
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To cause a feeling of disgust or revulsion in
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Unpleasant or unenjoyable
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