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Physically painful and describing pain

achy

adjective

if a part of your body feels achy, you feel a pain there that is continuous but not very strong

acute

adjective

used for describing pain that is very strong and sharp

agonising

a British spelling of agonizing

agonizing

adjective

very painful

angry

adjective

an angry wound (=cut in your skin) is very red and painful

bad

adjective

used about a part of your body that is causing you pain or is not working well

burning

adjective

painful, and feeling as if a part of your body is touching something hot

chapped

adjective

chapped skin or lips are dry and painful, especially because of cold weather

chronic

adjective

a chronic illness or chronic pain is serious and lasts for a long time. A serious illness or pain that lasts only for a short time is described as acute

crippling

adjective

causing a lot of pain or other health problems

dull

adjective

a dull pain is not very strong but continues for a long time

excruciating

adjective

causing extreme physical pain

gnawing

adjective

continuously causing you pain or worrying you

heavy

adjective

if a part of your body feels heavy, it is not comfortable and you cannot move it easily

inflamed

adjective

a part of your body that is inflamed is swollen, red, and painful because of an infection or injury

irritated

adjective

painful, red, or swollen

itchy

adjective

if you feel itchy, you have an unpleasant feeling on your skin that makes you want to scratch it (=rub it with your nails)

painful

adjective

if part of your body is painful, you feel pain there

painful

adjective

making you feel physical pain

painfully

adverb

in a painful way

raging

adjective

very serious, painful, or strong

raw

adjective

if your skin is raw, it is very sore

severe

adjective

a severe pain, injury, or illness is serious and unpleasant

sharp

adjective

a sharp pain is sudden and severe

sore

adjective

painful and uncomfortable, usually as a result of an injury, infection, or too much exercise

stabbing

adjective

a stabbing pain is a sudden, very strong pain

stiff

adjective

if you are stiff, or if a part of your body is stiff, you feel pain in your muscles and cannot move easily

stinging

adjective

hitting you hard

tender

adjective

if a part of your body is tender, it has been injured and is painful when you touch it

tight

adjective

if your chest or another part of your body feels tight, it feels as if it is being squeezed

torturous

adjective

causing extreme physical pain

unendurable

adjective

too unpleasant or painful to bear

vice-like

adjective

holding or squeezing you very tightly in a painful way

violent

adjective

painful and difficult to control

agonizingly

adverb

excruciatingly

adverb

where it hurts

in a way that causes most pain or problems

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