Definitions starting with P

ID #2709

painful

painful [OED idem, 1612 only] adj. (of persons) suffering pain: 1963 I was very painful for two days (Cottman 123). He was in an accident so he's very painful now (Nassau).

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Last update: 2010-11-08 01:05
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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