Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a painless manner; without suffering or inflicting pain.

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  • adverb In a painless manner.

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  • adverb without pain

Etymologies

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painless +‎ -ly

Examples

  • In fact we'd like to enable someone who is not an expert in spatial analysis to just "try and learn" spatial operators quickly and painlessly, which is exactly what Microsoft Excel enables (you can always Undo and try out different scenarios by pasting a new formula in a different cell).

    MSDN Blogs

  • Most of America - at least if you judge by the endless infomercials at 3 in the morning - is still looking for a way to lose weight "painlessly", without "deprivation" without effort.

    Dr. Jonny Bowden: Addicted to Oil, Addicted to Sugar

  • This plan would "painlessly" provide 100 or more MHz of spectrum for broadband at no net cost to broadcasters or over-the-air TV viewers.

    TV Technology

  • The future will depend upon how "painlessly" the Liberals can remove Dion and rebuild.

    Progressive Bloggers

  • Some years ago I tried a simple recipe for banana bread that worked well and painlessly and allowed for various adaptations.

    Banana bread-cake

  • So you need systems to aggregate sources painlessly.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • In the film as in life, the apartment is true old Milanese style, with an eclectic treasure trove of contemporary photographs by Tazio Secchiaroli and Carlo Gavazzeni, antiques, animal throws, new and vintage textiles all C&C Milano, of course and decorative objects handed down through the generations, all painlessly tossed together as some might put together the ingredients of a pasta.

    Touching the Fabric of Italian Life

  • A moontree sprouted painlessly between Cherry and the cot, shooting up and then spreading quickly, like a beach umbrella.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • And hey ... even if they are raised for these, it's way easier to kill a mouse/rat painlessly than it is a cow.

    Taxidermy Fashion Accessories

  • And hey ... even if they are raised for these, it's way easier to kill a mouse/rat painlessly than it is a cow.

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