1. a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
- the patient developed severe pain and distension
Similar word(s): hurting
2. emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid
- the pain of loneliness
Similar word(s): painfulness
Definition categories: feeling
3. a somatic sensation of acute discomfort
- as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain
4. a bothersome annoying person
- that kid is a terrible pain
Similar word(s): nuisance
Definition categories: person
5. something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness
Definition categories: thought
Sentences with pain as a noun:
- The greatest difficulty lies in treating patients with chronic pain.
- I had to stop running when I started getting pains in my feet.
- In the final analysis, pain is a fact of life.
- The pain of departure was difficult to bear.
- Your mother is a right pain.
- You may not leave this room on pain of death.
- Interpose, on pain of my displeasure. — DrydenWe will, by way of mulct or pain, lay it upon him. — Bacon
1. cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed
2. cause emotional anguish or make miserable
- It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school
Sentences with pain as a verb:
- The wound pained him.
- It pains me to say that I must let you go.