painfully adv

painfully adv
"I've swallowed some glass," Tom said painfully.

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  • painfully — adv. Painfully is used with these adjectives: ↑apparent, ↑aware, ↑awkward, ↑beautiful, ↑clear, ↑conscious, ↑evident, ↑exposed, ↑familiar, ↑funny, ↑honest, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • painfully — [[t]pe͟ɪnfʊli[/t]] ADV: ADV adv/adj (emphasis) You use painfully to emphasize a quality or situation that is undesirable. Things are moving painfully slowly. ...a painfully shy young man... I am painfully aware that staff have a heavy work… …   English dictionary

  • painfully — pain|ful|ly [ˈpeınfəli] adv 1.) very used to emphasize a bad or harmful quality that someone or something has ▪ painfully thin arms ▪ As a teenager, I was painfully shy. ▪ The road to peace is a painfully slow process. ▪ We are only too painfully …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • painfully — [ˈpeɪnf(ə)li] adv in a way that makes you feel upset, ashamed, or unhappy She was painfully aware of his embarrassment.[/ex] She looked painfully thin.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Painfully — Painful Pain ful, a. 1. Full of pain; causing uneasiness or distress, either physical or mental; afflictive; disquieting; distressing. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. Requiring labor or toil; difficult; executed with laborious effort; as a painful… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • painfully — peɪnflɪ adv. in a painful manner; with pain, with aches …   English contemporary dictionary

  • painful — painfully, adv. painfulness, n. /payn feuhl/, adj. 1. affected with, causing, or characterized by pain: a painful wound; a painful night; a painful memory. 2. laborious; exacting; difficult: a painful life. 3. Archaic. painstaking; careful. [1300 …   Universalium

  • painful — [[t]pe͟ɪnfʊl[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to inf If a part of your body is painful, it hurts because it is injured or because there is something wrong with it. Her glands were swollen and painful... Sampras awaits the results of a bone scan on …   English dictionary

  • full adj — lobotomy n, mercifully adv, painfully adv, purposefully adv …   English expressions

  • pane n — When the glassblower inhaled he got a pane in the stomach. shatter v, painfully adv …   English expressions

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