Definition of painless in English:

painless

adjective

  • 1Not causing or suffering physical pain.

    ‘a painless death’
    • ‘Euthanasia is defined as the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable, painful disease.’
    • ‘Reflecting on these options, Rachel wonders whether painless death harms a sentient creature.’
    • ‘The punishment for this person consists of a quick painless death.’
    • ‘Death by starvation and dehydration is neither painless nor euphoric.’
    • ‘She slew each of them, quickly, their deaths painless, and in a way a relief.’
    • ‘Legally, a doctor should make our exit as painless as possible so our family need not suffer either.’
    • ‘This process was also painless and Anoushka didn't go through any kind of pain.’
    • ‘Untreated, the swelling may resolve on its own or an internal hordeola may progress to form a painless mass known as a chalazion.’
    • ‘With pain so prevalent, can one blame yearnings for a painless hereafter?’
    • ‘Her stomach felt light and painless, not gasping with the tortuous pain of cancer.’
    • ‘We made arrangements to pay a local veterinarian to euthanize those animals by painless injection.’
    • ‘Yet, at the same time, once our pets become seriously ill, we are ready to ease their suffering and provide a painless end to their misery.’
    • ‘I suppose there's some small consolation in the fact that his death was quick and probably painless.’
    • ‘Quick, painless deaths are kinder to the dying, and much kinder to the living.’
    • ‘To ensure that death by this means would be painless as well as quick, the patient requests that she be adequately sedated.’
    • ‘When their man arrived, he told us there was nothing for it but to give the deer a quick and painless death.’
    • ‘Physicians are believed to know how to ensure a painless death, and they are in a position to offer palliative care knowledgeably.’
    • ‘They are often painless when in the kidney but can cause severe pain as they travel from the kidneys to the bladder.’
    • ‘After all death is not a comfortable venture, it is not painless as a rule which is why animals avoid it so much.’
    • ‘The disease's symptoms are fever, headache and painless diarrhoea, which can lead to death if not treated.’
    pain-free, under anaesthetic
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    1. 1.1 Involving little effort or stress.
      ‘a painless way to travel’
      • ‘It provides a painless, enjoyable and comprehensive review for the primary physician.’
      • ‘Using the euro was relatively painless - it was comforting to be on the same foot as everyone else in the city on at least that one thing.’
      • ‘It should be easy to add new watches and painless to receive notification of events.’
      • ‘The company does a hundred little things to make traveling by air simple, easy, and painless.’
      • ‘The Minister replied that this was a fairly painless way to level the disparities between the haves and have-nots.’
      • ‘Now this of course assumes there's an easy painless way to make use of these techniques.’
      • ‘While buying the house had been relatively painless, selling it was not going to be so easy.’
      • ‘What we do need to find is a way to make their transition into the modern, competitive world as smooth and painless as possible.’
      • ‘Whatever your personal preferences, it is fair to say that neither method is easy, painless or complication free.’
      • ‘Installation is simple and painless, though you initially need to connect to the net to activate the program.’
      • ‘The author put some effort into making the installation as painless as possible for this type of package.’
      • ‘This meant though they didn't hit the ground at full force, it was still far from painless or smooth.’
      • ‘The weekly toenail trim hasn't been so easy and painless since I was a tiny tot.’
      • ‘Every effort to make the transition smooth and painless will be appreciated.’
      • ‘Legislation seems to me the only painless - maybe the only way - to get there from here.’
      • ‘Immunisation - simple and painless - will safeguard your baby and free you from anxiety.’
      • ‘An easy and painless security patching process will also reduce the vulnerability window.’
      • ‘Thank you Norton, for making it easy and painless to get that info.’
      • ‘Treatment in children should be simple, cheap, effective, safe, and relatively painless.’
      • ‘What eases the pain of his lingering departure was that it was smooth and painless.’
      easy, trouble-free, effortless, undemanding, unexacting, simple, uncomplicated, smooth, plain sailing
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Pronunciation:

painless

/ˈpānləs/