- (countable and uncountable) An ache or bodily suffering, or an instance of this; an unpleasant sensation, resulting from a derangement of functions, disease, or injury by violence; hurt.
- The greatest difficulty lies in treating patients with chronic pain.
- I had to stop running when I started getting pains in my feet.
- (uncountable) The condition or fact of suffering or anguish especially mental, as opposed to pleasure; torment; distress; sadness; grief; solicitude; disquietude.
- In the final analysis, pain is a fact of life.
- The pain of departure was difficult to bear.
- (countable) An annoying person or thing.
- Your mother is a right pain.
- (uncountable) (obsolete) Suffering seen as a punishment or penalty.
- You may not leave this room on pain of death.
- Interpose, on pain of my displeasure. — Dryden
- We will, by way of mulct or pain, lay it upon him. — Bacon