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To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (adjective) painful

Synonyms: painful, irritating Definition: causing physical discomfort Usage: bites of black flies are more than irritating; they can be very painful

Hypernyms: uncomfortable Definition: providing or experiencing physical discomfort Usage: an uncomfortable chair; an uncomfortable day in the hot sun

Synonyms: abominable, atrocious, awful, unspeakable, painful, terrible, dreadful Definition: exceptionally bad or displeasing Usage: atrocious taste; abominable workmanship; an awful voice; dreadful manners; a painful performance; terrible handwriting; an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

Hypernyms: bad Definition: having undesirable or negative qualities Usage: a bad report card; his sloppy appearance made a bad impression; a bad little boy; clothes in bad shape; a bad cut; bad luck; the news was very bad; the reviews were bad; the pay is bad; it was a bad light for reading; the movie was a bad choice

Synonyms: painful Definition: causing physical or psychological pain Usage: worked with painful slowness

Hypernyms: aching, achy Definition: causing a dull and steady pain Usage: my aching head; her old achy joints

Hypernyms: agonised, agonized Definition: expressing pain or agony Usage: agonized screams

Hypernyms: agonising, agonizing, torturesome, torturing, torturous, harrowing, excruciating Definition: extremely painful

Hypernyms: biting, bitter Definition: causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold Usage: bitter cold; a biting wind

Hypernyms: galled, chafed Definition: painful from having the skin abraded

Hypernyms: poignant Definition: keenly distressing to the mind or feelings Usage: poignant anxiety

Hypernyms: itchy Definition: causing an irritating cutaneous sensation; being affect with an itch Usage: he had an itchy toe from the mosquito bite

Hypernyms: racking, wrenching Definition: causing great physical or mental suffering Usage: a wrenching pain

Hypernyms: saddle-sore Definition: (of a rider) sore after riding a horse

Hypernyms: sensitive, sore, tender, raw Definition: hurting Usage: the tender spot on his jaw

Hypernyms: traumatic Definition: psychologically painful Usage: few experiences are more traumatic than losing a child;

Synonyms: sore, painful, afflictive Definition: causing misery or pain or distress Usage: it was a sore trial to him; the painful process of growing up

Hypernyms: unpleasant Definition: disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings Usage: an unpleasant personality; unpleasant repercussions; unpleasant odors