- adj.痛苦的; （肉体）疼的; 费力的，（工作）困难的; 讨厌的，使人厌烦的;
a painful and lingering death
Sampras awaits the results of a bone scan on a painful left shin.
Economic reform will continue to be painful and ineffective.
As an American, she had no truck with the painful formality of English life.
Her sunburn made intimacy too painful.
It is a painful experience having the boil lanced.
He found the transition to boarding school excruciatingly painful.
Examine the painful area carefully in an effort to localize the most tender point.
Remarks like that brought back painful memories.
It was nowhere near as painful as David had expected.
For years he tended her in her painful illness.
She finds it too painful to return there without him.
It was a painful and unpopular decision.
The King's stand is bound to reawaken the painful debate about abortion.
The readjustment to peace and home is slow and painful.
The shutdown is the latest in a series of painful budget measures.
Her glands were swollen and painful.
This has been a painful lesson to me.
He gained the medal through his painful travail.
We should not delve too deeply into this painful matter.
The story of her sufferings was painful to listen to.
He did not want to mention the painful past.
The memory came back with a painful rush.
It is painful that Tom will fail this exam.
His writing was slow and painful.
He gave the boy's ear a painful tweak.
He is seized with a painful sickness.
A very painful surmise arose concerning her character.
It frees us from painful memories.
Bill, for instance, often gets painful flashbacks, in which unwanted memories intrude into his consciousness, but overall he has chosen to see it as the best way of avoiding repeating the same mistakes.
Conveniently, they are also the people who care enough to see you through this painful realization.
Genuine criticism creates a precious opening for an author to become better on his own terms—a process that is often extremely painful, but also almost always meaningful.
In the process he brought about great changes in computing, music, telecoms and the news business that were painful for existing firms but welcomed by millions of consumers.
Her son Doug is one of several hundred thousand high-school seniors who had a painful fall.
They make operations less painful.
Humankind paid for its broad vision and skillful hands backaches and painful necks.
2019年高考英语江苏卷 阅读理解 任务型阅读 原文
It was painful to see the changes coming over her.
2015年高考英语重庆卷 完形填空 A 原文
Learning english as a second language can be a painful experience.
2019年高考英语全国卷I 阅读理解 阅读B 原文
Tall poles, placed in large training areas, teach the birds to stay clear of electrical lines by giving them a painful but undeadly electric shock.
2016年高考英语北京卷 阅读理解 阅读C 原文
They must show each other kindness and pity and the many qualities without which life would be very painful unless one chose to live alone in the desert.
2015年高考英语江苏卷 阅读理解 阅读D 原文
This led to some painful experiences on Saturday as they played against teams better trained.
2015年高考英语全国卷2 完形填空 原文
It is painful to read these roundabout accounts today.
A small but vocal group of Hawaiians and environments have long viewed their presence as disrespect for sacred land and a painful reminder of the occupation of what was once a sovereign nation.
1. causing physical or psychological pain;
"worked with painful slowness"
2. causing misery or pain or distress;
"it was a sore trial to him"
"the painful process of growing up"
3. exceptionally bad or displeasing;
"an awful voice"
"a painful performance"
"an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"
4. causing physical discomfort;
"bites of black flies are more than irritating; they can be very painful"
painful 疼痛的, 使痛苦的
pain 痛苦, 疼, 痛
pain惩罚;痛苦→n.痛苦, 疼, 痛 v.使痛苦
pain惩罚;痛苦→n.痛苦, 疼, 痛 v.使痛苦