painless

[ peyn-lis ]
/ ˈpeɪn lɪs /

adjective

without pain; causing little or no pain: painless dentistry; a painless cure.
Informal. not difficult; requiring little or no hard work or exertion.

Nearby words

  1. pained,
  2. painesville,
  3. painful,
  4. painfully,
  5. painkiller,
  6. painlessly,
  7. pains,
  8. painstaking,
  9. paint,
  10. paint black

Origin of painless

First recorded in 1560–70; pain + -less

Related formspain·less·ly, adverbpain·less·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for painless

painless

adjective

not causing pain or distress
not affected by pain
Derived Formspainlessly, adverbpainlessness, noun

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Word Origin and History for painless

painless

adj.

1560s, from pain (n.) + -less. Related: Painlessly; painlessness.

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