Bedeutung von “painfully” — Learner’s Dictionary

painfully

adverb us uk /ˈpeɪnfəli/
WITH PAIN

in a painful way:

He landed painfully on his elbow.
painfully clear/obvious, etc

If a problem is painfully clear/obvious, etc, it is embarrassing because it is so clear/obvious, etc.:

It was painfully obvious that she didn't like him.
VERY

used to emphasize an unpleasant situation or quality:

She's painfully thin.
Progress has been painfully slow.

(Definition von “painfully” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)