Painful vs Angor - What's the difference?

painful | angor |

As an adjective painful

is causing pain or distress, either physical or mental.

As a proper noun angor is

a language of papua new guinea in sandaun province it belongs to the small senagi family.


Alternative forms

* painfull (archaic)


  • Causing pain or distress, either physical or mental.
  • Afflicted or suffering with pain (of a body part or, formerly, of a person).
  • Requiring effort or labor; difficult, laborious.
  • * 1624 , John Smith, Generall Historie , in Kupperman 1988, p. 142:
  • The men bestow their times in fishing, hunting, warres, and such manlike exercises, scorning to be seene in any woman-like exercise, which is the cause that the women be very painefull , and the men often idle.
  • * 1843 , , Book 2, Ch. 2
  • For twenty generations, here was the earthly arena where painful living men worked out their life-wrestle


    * (full of pain) doleful, sorrowful, irksome, annoying * (requiring labor or toil) laborious, exerting


    * (causing pain) painless, painfree

    Derived terms

    * painfully * painfulness




  • (medicine, dated) Great anxiety accompanied by painful constriction at the upper part of the belly, often with palpitation and oppression.
  • (Webster 1913) ----