[syn: painfully, sorely]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Painful \Pain"ful\, a.
1. Full of pain; causing uneasiness or distress, either
physical or mental; afflictive; disquieting; distressing.
2. Requiring labor or toil; difficult; executed with
laborious effort; as a painful service; a painful march.
3. Painstaking; careful; industrious. [Obs.] --Fuller.
A very painful person, and a great clerk. --Jer.
Nor must the painful husbandman be tired. --Dryden.
Syn: Disquieting; troublesome; afflictive; distressing;
grievous; laborious; toilsome; difficult; arduous.
[1913 Webster] -- Pain"ful*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: unpleasantly; "his ignorance was painfully obvious" [syn:
2: in or as if in pain; "she moved painfully forward"; "sorely
wounded" [syn: painfully, sorely] [ant: painlessly]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
76 Moby Thesaurus words for "painfully":
abominably, agonizingly, arduously, awfully, badly, baldly,
balefully, bitterly, blatantly, brashly, confoundedly, cruelly,
damnably, deadly, deathly, deplorably, deucedly, difficultly,
disagreeably, distressfully, distressingly, dolorously, dreadfully,
egregiously, excessively, excruciatingly, exorbitantly,
extravagantly, flagrantly, frightfully, grievously, hardly,
harrowingly, harshly, heartbreakingly, hellishly, horribly,
improperly, inexcusably, infernally, inordinately, intolerably,
laboriously, lamentably, miserably, nakedly, openly, pathetically,
piteously, pitiably, rigorously, roughly, ruefully, sadly,
severely, shatteringly, shockingly, something awful,
something fierce, sorely, staggeringly, strenuously, terribly,
the hard way, toilsomely, torturously, unashamedly, unbearably,
unconscionably, unduly, unfortunately, unhappily, unpardonably,
with difficulty, with much ado, woefully