Painfulness vs Painful - What's the difference?

painfulness | painful |

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.

painfulness

English

Noun

(-)
  • The state or quality of being painful, of causing pain.
  • The state or quality of being tedious, of requiring great care.
  • painful

    Alternative forms

    * painfull (archaic)

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • 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

    Synonyms

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

    Antonyms

    * (causing pain) painless, painfree

    Derived terms

    * painfully * painfulness