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Noun: pains  peynz
  1. An effortful attempt to attain a goal
    - striving, nisus, strain
Noun: pain  peyn
  1. A symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
    "the patient developed severe pain and distension";
    - hurting
     
  2. Emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid
    "the pain of loneliness";
    - painfulness
     
  3. A somatic sensation of acute discomfort
    "as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain";
    - pain sensation, painful sensation
     
  4. A bothersome annoying person
    "that kid is a terrible pain";
    - pain in the neck, nuisance
     
  5. Something or someone that causes annoyance, inconvenience, or makes life more difficult
    "a bit of a pain";
    - annoyance, bother, botheration, infliction, pain in the neck, irritation, nuisance
Verb: pain  peyn
  1. Cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed
    - trouble, ail
     
  2. Cause emotional anguish or make miserable
    "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school";
    - anguish, hurt

Sounds like: pain, pains

Type of: attempt, disagreeable person, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, effort, endeavor [US], endeavour [Brit, Cdn], feeling, hurt, negative stimulus, somaesthesia [Brit, Cdn], somatesthesia, somatic sensation, somesthesia [N. Amer], symptom, try, unpleasant person, untune, upset

Antonym: pleasure

Encyclopedia: Pains, Santa Maria

Pain, intractable