Wretchedness is a related term of pains.
As nouns the difference between wretchedness and pains
is that wretchedness
is an unhappy state of mental or physical suffering while pains
As a verb pains is
An unhappy state of mental or physical suffering.
* 1811 , Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility , chapter 3
A state of prolonged misfortune, privation or anguish.
- She saw only that he was quiet and unobtrusive, and she liked him for it. He did not disturb the wretchedness of her mind by ill-timed conversation.
(used in plural) Trouble taken doing something; attention to detail; careful effort.
* , chapter=22
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=Not unnaturally, “Auntie” took this communication in bad part.
* be at pains
* take pains