Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun painfulness

2 senses of painfulness

Sense 1
pain, painfulness -- (emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid; "the pain of loneliness")
       => feeling -- (the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual")

Sense 2
painfulness, distressingness -- (the quality of being painful; "she feared the painfulness of childbirth")
       => quality -- (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare)

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