What are red words?
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing.These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are morefrequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
- 1[countable/uncountable] a feeling that you have in a part of your body when you are hurt or ill
Harry has been enduring considerable back pain for a number of years.pain in:
I'm having terrible pains in my chest.ease/relieve pain:
The fresh air had done nothing to ease the pain Kelly felt in her head.cause (someone) pain:
An old injury was causing him intense pain.in pain:
He heard Leo scream in pain.be in pain:
I don't think she's in any pain.a sharp pain (=a sudden strong pain):
It was a sharp pain, on his left side, below his ribs.
- 2[uncountable] a feeling of being very upset or unhappy
Dealing with the subject sensitively can help prevent a lot of pain.cause (someone) pain:
The incident must have caused my parents great pain.inflict pain on someone:
He had no idea of the pain he had inflicted on her.the pain of something:
He found it hard to cope with the pain of being separated from his children.
be a pain (in the neck)very informal
be at pains to do something
for your pains
go to/take great pains
no pain, no gainspoken
on/under pain of something