Related formso·ver·pained, adjectiveun·pained, adjective
Definition for pained (2 of 2)
- laborious or careful efforts; assiduous care: Great pains have been taken to repair the engine perfectly.
- the suffering of childbirth.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of pain
SYNONYMS FOR pain
Related formsun·der·pain, nounun·pain·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for pained
Cosby conspiracy theorists share a perspective born of a long, pained history of American racism.
Cooper spoke of how pained he was that Garner will never get that chance with his own kids.‘I Can’t Breathe!’ ‘I Can’t Breathe!’ A Moral Indictment of Cop Culture|Michael Daly|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Or so the chapter titles formally name him, in a nod, perhaps, to his pained formality.
A pained Gallo makes it clear who he thinks the real victims are when he cries “why they want to see us suffer?”Wesleyan Rap Genius: “We Have Girlfriends. How Can We Promote Sexual Assault?”|Olivia Nuzzi|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A pained Yanukovych made his last and most gloomy video address to the Ukrainian people.
I have disobeyed your behest; but you know not how I have been urged, and my pained soul cannot support the repetition.The Sylph, Volume I and II|Georgiana Cavendish
You pained me deeply yesterday, when you advised me to go out a little 'to distract my thoughts.'Mauprat|George Sand
After a few bitter tears, which only pained his eyes the more, the poor boy submitted to the surgeon's orders.Biographical Stories|Nathaniel Hawthorne
Columbus looked both surprised and pained, but he did not hesitate about complying with the queen's request.Mercedes of Castile|J. Fenimore Cooper
"You hurt me—I believe you wanted to hurt me," he muttered in a tone of pained and incredulous surprise.The Builders|Ellen Glasgow
British Dictionary definitions for pained (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for pained (2 of 2)
Word Origin for pain
Medicine definitions for pained
Idioms and Phrases with pained
In addition to the idioms beginning with pain
- pain in the neck
- at pains
- feel no pain
- for one's pains
- growing pains
- no pain, no gain
- on pain of