King James Dictionary
PA'INFUL, a. Giving pain, uneasiness or distress to the body as a painful operation in surgery.
1. Giving pain to the mind afflictive disquieting distressing.
Evils have been more painful to us in the prospect, than in the actual pressure.
2. Full of pain producing misery or affliction.
3. Requiring labor or toil difficult executed with laborious effort as a painful service. The army had a painful march.
4. Laborious exercising labor undergoing toil industrious.
Nor must the painful husbandman be tired.
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