Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being painful, in any sense of that word.
- n. The state or quality of being painful, of causing pain.
- n. The state or quality of being tedious, of requiring great care.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid.
- n. the quality of being painful
- n. emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid
- painful + -ness (Wiktionary)
“Last summer, when I was asked to join a "Kalachakra" -- a circle-of-life pilgrimage, this one actually where Prince Siddhartha discovered the realities of the world under the Bodhi Tree and abdicated his throne to try to show people a way to deal with life's painfulness, disease and death among them -- I jumped at the chance.”
“From Variety.com: "I would not be able to get through life had I not been able to view its painfulness in a comedic way," he once told a reporter.”
“Dr. Duncan further explains that the regular insertion of a feeding tube damages the birds 'esophagi, which exacerbates the painfulness of each force feeding, and that "[t] he birds' obesity will lead to myriad other problems from skeletal disorders to difficulties in coping with heat stress, and all of which are accompanied by feelings of malaise. ”
“Yes, the first half of the week I was pretty terrified, and gripped the wheel almost to the point of painfulness; and I still get terribly lost, and frustrated when I do though increasingly less so; and I stress about people behind me, and irritating them, and getting honked at.”
“The day will come when all the painfulness of this life will be resolved and healed and those who make it to heaven will enjoy the subsequent peace eternally.”
“The question is: in what does the painfulness, the hurting quality, of pains consist?”
“In other words, the painfulness of pains was constituted by their power to immediately”
“How do you raise awareness about these issues, show the inspiration and heroism of the wounded, without whitewashing the painfulness and seriousness of their story?”
“But she had not reckoned on the painfulness of the lesson.”
“The film's moments of spot-on hilarity overcome its occasional descents into painfulness, something that unfortunately can't be said as easily for the sequels.”
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