Definition of penible in US English:

penible

adjective

rare
  • Causing or involving pain or trouble; (very) painful; arduous.

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From Anglo-Norman peinible, penible and Middle French, French † penible (French pénible) hard-working, painstaking, painful, difficult from pene, peine + -ible.

Pronunciation

penible

/ˈpɛnɪbl/