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painful

adjective
 
 
/ˈpeɪnfəl/
HURT B1 causing physical pain: Recovery from the operation is a slow and painful process.Pain and painful
SAD B2 making you feel sad or upset: a painful memoryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
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