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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pain·ful·ly /-f(ə)lɪ/ 副詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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. [Obs.]
    A very painful person, and a great clerk.   --Jer. Taylor.
    Nor must the painful husbandman be tired.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- Disquieting; troublesome; afflictive; distressing; grievous; laborious; toilsome; difficult; arduous.
 -- Pain*ful*ly, adv. -- Pain*ful*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: unpleasantly; "his ignorance was painfully obvious" [syn: distressingly]
      2: in or as if in pain; "she moved painfully forward"; "sorely
         wounded" [syn: sorely] [ant: painlessly]