emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid
- "the pain of loneliness"
a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder a somatic sensation of acute discomfort
- "the patient developed severe pain and distension"
- "as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain"
put to bodily uneasiness or anguish; to afflict with uneasy sensations of any degree of intensity; to render uneasy in mind
- "It pains me to say that I must let you go."
- "The wound pained him"