Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Free from complication or pain.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Free from pain; not attended with pain: as, a painless surgical operation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Free from pain; without pain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Free from pain; without pain or trouble.
  • adjective Not difficult; easy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not causing physical or psychological pain
  • adjective requiring little hard work or exertion

Etymologies

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pain +‎ -less

Examples

  • It is also quite a handy trait to have because it makes starting up again quick and painless (well, mostly painless… the volcano is a bit sensitive after it erupts).

    drbigbeef Diary Entry

  • The word "painless" is important: the idea of euthanasia began gaining ground in modern times not because of new technologies for agonizingly prolonging life but because of the discovery of new drugs, such as morphine and various anesthetics for the relief of pain, that could also painlessly induce death.

    Whose Right to Die?

  • The word "painless" is important: the idea of euthanasia began gaining ground in modern times not because of new technologies for agonizingly prolonging life but because of the discovery of new drugs, such as morphine and various anesthetics for the relief of pain, that could also painlessly induce death.

    Whose Right to Die?

  • The word "painless" is important: the idea of euthanasia began gaining ground in modern times not because of new technologies for agonizingly prolonging life but because of the discovery of new drugs, such as morphine and various anesthetics for the relief of pain, that could also painlessly induce death.

    Whose Right to Die?

  • In our example, putting custom configuration into the/etc/apache2/conf. d directory results in painless upgrade and fully operational apache after upgrade.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • In our example, putting custom configuration into the/etc/apache2/conf. d directory results in painless upgrade and fully operational apache after upgrade.

    Ubuntu-server insight - custom configurations

  • Ending a patient's life by injection, with the added solace that it will be quick and painless, is much easier than this constant physical and emotional care.

    Whose Right to Die?

  • Ending a patient's life by injection, with the added solace that it will be quick and painless, is much easier than this constant physical and emotional care.

    Whose Right to Die?

  • Ending a patient's life by injection, with the added solace that it will be quick and painless, is much easier than this constant physical and emotional care.

    Whose Right to Die?

  • Ending a patient's life by injection, with the added solace that it will be quick and painless, is much easier than this constant physical and emotional care.

    Whose Right to Die?

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