Painfulness vs Painful - What's the difference?
Painfulness is a derived term of painful.
As a noun painfulness
is the state or quality of being painful, of causing pain.
As a adjective painful is
causing pain or distress, either physical or mental.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
The state or quality of being painful, of causing pain.
The state or quality of being tedious, of requiring great care.
* 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:
* 1843 , , Book 2, Ch. 2
- 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.
- 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