What does the word painful mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Painfully.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Giving pain; distressing.

Usage examples for painful

  1. They were too painful to permit of speech. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  2. Oh, how painful it is for a man not to be able to share his grief." – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  3. His will was his last painful effort to prevent this being done. – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward