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Affected with, or causing, physical discomfort or pain
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“Mr. Miyagi would rub his hands together before applying them to the painful area of Daniel San's shoulder.”
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Causing distress or emotional turmoil
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“Having to sit through the boring lecture was an incredibly painful experience.”
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Requiring effort or labor
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“And now we have the painful task of sorting through thousands of documents.”
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Solemnly or ponderously sad
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Causing annoyance or frustration
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Likely to injure or damage
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Causing distress to someone's feelings
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Exacting a toll on one's tolerance
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Producing or having relation to pain
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Feeling or expressing great anger
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Denotes an intense coldness that can feel like it is penetrating the body
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Lasting or taking a long time
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