Definition of "painfully" []

  • Causing pain; distressing (adjective)
  • Affected with pain (adjective)
  • Tedious or difficult (adjective)
  • Extremely bad (adjective)
  • In a painful manner; as if in pain. (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "painfully" in a sentence
  • "Supported by the starchitects, the media's so-called 'architectural Bert de Muynck is an architect, writer and director of movingcities. org He lives and works in Beijing, China. critics', a term painfully and mistakenly used by those who occasionally write about buildings and architects, have made a 'good cop, bad cop' deal with the city of Beijing."
  • "I started this reluctantly this morning because I thought it would contain painfully personal connections (MiL had early-onset Alzheimer's), and it did, and because I thought it would be too short (and it was)."
  • "“It is a shame,” I heard Johnson growling in painfully slow and correct English."
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