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

Origin of painless

First recorded in 1560–70; pain + -less
Related formspain·less·ly, adverbpain·less·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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not causing pain or distress
not affected by pain
Derived Formspainlessly, adverbpainlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for painless

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

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