Student Thesaurus

One entry found for painful.
Entry Word: painful
Function: adjective
Text: 1 causing or feeling bodily pain <her broken arm was too painful for her to go on the trip>
Synonyms aching, hurting, nasty, sore
Related Words damaging, harmful, hurtful, injurious; raw, tender; bleeding, burning, chafing, cramping, festering; itching, nagging, pinching, pricking, prickling, smarting, stinging; inflamed, swollen; threatening, wounding
Near Antonyms curative, healing, helping, remedial
Antonyms painless
2 hard to accept or bear especially emotionally <it's been very painful to accept that my father is gone> -- see BITTER 2