Pain"ful (?), a.
Full of pain; causing uneasiness or distress, either physical or mental; afflictive; disquieting; distressing
Requiring labor or toil; difficult; executed with laborious effort; as a painful service; a painful march.
Painstaking; careful; industrious.
A very painful person, and a great clerk.
Nor must the painful husbandman be tired.
Syn. -- Disquieting; troublesome; afflictive; distressing; grievous; laborious; toilsome; difficult; arduous. -- Pain"ful*ly, adv. -- Pain"ful*ness, n.
© Webster 1913.