What is the meaning of pain?


  • A symptom of some physical hurt or disorder.
    • usage: "the patient developed severe pain and distension"
  • Emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid.
    • usage: "the pain of loneliness"
  • A somatic sensation of acute discomfort.
    • usage: "as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain"
  • A bothersome annoying person.
    • usage: "that kid is a terrible pain"
  • Something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness.
    • usage: "washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer"; "a bit of a bother"; "he's not a friend, he's an infliction"


  • Cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed.
  • Cause emotional anguish or make miserable.
    • usage: "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"
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