Synonyms for pain

Synonyms for (noun) pain

Synonyms: pain, pain sensation, painful sensation

Definition: a somatic sensation of acute discomfort

Usage: as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain

Similar words: somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation, somesthesia

Definition: the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations

Usage: he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes


Synonyms: bother, botheration, pain, pain in the ass, pain in the neck, annoyance, infliction

Definition: something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness

Usage: washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer; a bit of a bother; he's not a friend, he's an infliction

Similar words: negative stimulus

Definition: a stimulus with undesirable consequences


Synonyms: pain, painfulness

Definition: emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid

Usage: the pain of loneliness

Similar words: feeling

Definition: the experiencing of affective and emotional states

Usage: she had a feeling of euphoria; he had terrible feelings of guilt; I disliked him and the feeling was mutual


Synonyms: pain, pain in the neck, nuisance

Definition: a bothersome annoying person

Usage: that kid is a terrible pain

Similar words: unpleasant person, disagreeable person

Definition: a person who is not pleasant or agreeable


Synonyms: pain, hurting

Definition: a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder

Usage: the patient developed severe pain and distension

Similar words: symptom

Definition: (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

Synonyms for (verb) pain

Synonyms: trouble, ail, pain

Definition: cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed

Similar words: hurt

Definition: give trouble or pain to

Usage: This exercise will hurt your back


Synonyms: pain, anguish, hurt

Definition: cause emotional anguish or make miserable

Usage: It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school

Similar words: discomfit, discompose, disconcert, untune, upset

Definition: cause to lose one's composure