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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.
This is the British English definition of painful. View American English definition of painful.
old and no longer in good condition