Painful

Pain"ful

(?), a. 1. Full of pain; causing uneasiness or distress, either physical or mental; afflictive; disquieting; distressing. Addison.
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2. Requiring labor or toil; difficult; executed with laborious effort; as a painful service; a painful march.
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3. Painstaking; careful; industrious. [Obs.] Fuller.
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A very painful person, and a great clerk.
Jer. Taylor.
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Nor must the painful husbandman be tired.
Dryden.
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Syn. -- Disquieting; troublesome; afflictive; distressing; grievous; laborious; toilsome; difficult; arduous.
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-- Pain"ful*ly, adv. -- Pain"ful*ness, n.
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