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Wordnet 3.0


1. unpleasantly;
- Example: "his ignorance was painfully obvious"
[syn: painfully, distressingly]

2. in or as if in pain;
- Example: "she moved painfully forward"
- Example: "sorely wounded"
[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. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. Requiring labor or toil; difficult; executed with laborious effort; as a painful service; a painful march. [1913 Webster] 3. Painstaking; careful; industrious. [Obs.] --Fuller. [1913 Webster] A very painful person, and a great clerk. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Nor must the painful husbandman be tired. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Syn: Disquieting; troublesome; afflictive; distressing; grievous; laborious; toilsome; difficult; arduous. [1913 Webster] -- Pain"ful*ly, adv. -- Pain"ful*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

painfully adv 1: unpleasantly; "his ignorance was painfully obvious" [syn: painfully, distressingly] 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