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He sobbed as he relived the painful memory.
His autobiography recounts the unique and painful experience of imprisonment.
The loss of her husband to cancer was unbearably painful.
My feet were sometimes so painful and swollen that I could not wear shoes.
She suffers from stiff and painful joints.
His performance was painful to watch.
This is the American English definition of painful. View British English definition of painful.
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