Painful

Definition of Painful

Pain´ful
a.1.Full of pain; causing uneasiness or distress, either physical or mental; afflictive; disquieting; distressing.
2.Requiring labor or toil; difficult; executed with laborious effort; as a painful service; a painful march.
3.Painstaking; careful; industrious.
A very painful person, and a great clerk.
- Jer. Taylor.
Nor must the painful husbandman be tired.
- Dryden.

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