Definition of pained in English:

pained

adjective

  • Affected with pain, especially mental pain; hurt or troubled.

    ‘a pained expression came over his face’
    ‘Susan looked pained’
    • ‘‘I think there was humour in that,’ he says with a pained expression.’
    • ‘Consequently I spent the rest of the week on a beach on an island in paradise with a pained expression on my face, and unable to move around without squealing.’
    • ‘I chuckle at his pained expression and say, ‘I'm sorry, my dear brother, my foot must have slipped.’’
    • ‘In the next shop, Stephanie had hardly crossed the threshold when she caught her foot on raised piece of carpet and fell to the floor nursing her ankle and with a pained expression on her face.’
    • ‘A pained expression lit his face and grabbed his head in pain.’
    • ‘We all look at him with pained expressions but he doesn't notice us - he's too busy chatting with his colleague.’
    • ‘For thirty seconds the camera close-shot her face, which morphed from an almost pained expression to a dim smile.’
    • ‘It could account for the pained expression on his face, the knitted eyebrows and his cross-eyed look of concentration.’
    • ‘More often than not her exasperated and slightly pained expression could only hint at the atrocities I had committed upon her native tongue.’
    • ‘Her whole face shriveled up into a pained, dried-apple doll expression.’
    • ‘I looked around the room again, this time avoiding the mirror, although the pained expression lingers on Leil's face until I make a conscious effort to smooth it away.’
    • ‘I asked him innocently, mentally shoving down the pained expression that tried to break through.’
    • ‘‘All the adults have commitments in the Tribe,’ she explained, struggling to hide the pained expression in her eyes.’
    • ‘Just as he moved his wrist a shooting pain engulfed his whole hand, bringing out a pained expression on his face.’
    • ‘The office slowly filled up with pained expressions.’
    • ‘‘Wages are going up and up,’ he points out with a pained expression.’
    • ‘He looked her in the eye with a pained expression and said ‘Madam, no one chooses red frames’.’
    • ‘Her sobs died away, her pained expression softening.’
    • ‘His pained expression implies childlike insecurity, his shambling unsophistication contrasting with the intensity of the competition.’
    • ‘Brooke lifts a hand to his chest, a pained expression on his boyish face.’
    be painful, be sore, be tender, cause pain, cause discomfort, ache, smart, sting, burn, tingle, throb
    upset, hurt, wounded, injured, insulted, offended, aggrieved, affronted, displeased, distressed, disgruntled, put out, annoyed, angered, angry, cross, exasperated, indignant, irritated, vexed, piqued, irked, stung, galled, nettled, needled, peeved, ruffled, resentful, in a huff, huffy, in high dudgeon, fed up
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Pronunciation

pained

/peɪnd/