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English noun: pain

1. pain (state) a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder


SamplesThe patient developed severe pain and distension.


Synonymshurting


Broader (hypernym)symptom


Narrower (hyponym)ache, aching, agony, arthralgia, burn, burning, causalgia, chest pain, chiralgia, colic, costalgia, distress, dysmenorrhea, excruciation, glossalgia, glossodynia, gripes, griping, growing pains, haemorrhoid, hemorrhoid, intestinal colic, keratalgia, labor pain, mastalgia, melagra, meralgia, metralgia, myalgia, myodynia, nephralgia, neuralgia, neuralgy, odynophagia, orchidalgia, pang, pang, photalgia, photophobia, piles, pleuralgia, pleurodynia, podalgia, proctalgia, rawness, referred pain, renal colic, smart, smarting, smartness, soreness, sting, sting, stinging, stitch, suffering, tenderness, thermalgesia, throb, torment, torture, ulalgia, urodynia

2. pain (feeling) emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid


SamplesThe pain of loneliness.


Synonymspainfulness


Broader (hypernym)feeling


Narrower (hyponym)distress, growing pains, hurt, hurt, mental anguish, suffering, suffering, unpleasantness


Antonymspleasure, pleasance

3. pain (cognition) a somatic sensation of acute discomfort


SamplesAs the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain.


Synonymspain sensation, painful sensation


Broader (hypernym)somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation, somesthesia


Narrower (hyponym)mittelschmerz, phantom limb pain, twinge

4. pain (person) a bothersome annoying person


SamplesThat kid is a terrible pain.


Synonymsnuisance, pain in the neck


Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

5. pain (cognition) something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness


SamplesWashing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer.
A bit of a bother.
He's not a friend, he's an infliction.


Synonymsannoyance, bother, botheration, infliction, pain in the ass, pain in the neck


Broader (hypernym)negative stimulus


Narrower (hyponym)irritant, nuisance, plague, thorn


English verb: pain

1. pain (body) cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed


Synonymsail, trouble


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)hurt


Narrower (hyponym)break out, erupt, recrudesce

2. pain (emotion) cause emotional anguish or make miserable


SamplesIt pains me to see my children not being taught well in school.


ExamplesThe bad news will pain him


Synonymsanguish, hurt


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)discomfit, discompose, disconcert, untune, upset


Narrower (hyponym)agonise, agonize, break someone's heart, excruciate, rack, torment, torture, try


Causesuffer









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