Pain, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pained p. pr. & vb. n. Paining.]
1. To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish. [Obs.]
2. To put to bodily uneasiness or anguish; to afflict with uneasy sensations of any degree of intensity; to torment; to torture; as, his dinner or his wound pained him; his stomach pained him.
Excess of cold, as well as heat, pains us. --Locke.
3. To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve; as, a child's faults pain his parents.
I am pained at my very heart. --Jer. iv. 19.
To pain one's self, to exert or trouble one's self; to take pains; to be solicitous. [Obs.] “She pained her to do all that she might.”
Syn: -- To disquiet; trouble; afflict; grieve; aggrieve; distress; agonize; torment; torture.
adj : hurt or upset; "she looked offended"; "face had a pained and
puzzled expression" [syn: offended]