painfulness painfulness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid
  2. (n) the quality of being painful

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But her scenes are memorable in proportion to their painfulness.
  2. The doctors decide each case separately, considering such matters as the painfulness of the treatment and the patient's chance for happiness during his possible remission.

Quotes

  • "I learned over many years about the benefits and the painfulness of absolute transparency in open source," said Marten Mickos, senior vice president of Sun's database group, in an interview Monday. "A little bit of debate never hurts. This...
    on Dec 8, 2008 By: MÃ¥rten Mickos Source: NetworkWorld.com

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