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Meaning of PAINS

Pronunciation:  p'eynz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an effortful attempt to attain a goal
 

PAINS is a 5 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: nisus, strain, striving
 
 See Also: attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pains\, n.
Labor; toilsome effort; care or trouble taken; -- plural in
form, but used with a singular or plural verb, commonly the
former.

      And all my pains is sorted to no proof.  --Shak.

      The pains they had taken was very great. --Clarendon.

      The labored earth your pains have sowed and tilled.
                                               --Dryden.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: assiduity, assiduousness, diligence, effort, elbow grease, endeavor, energy, exertion, hard pull, industriousness, industry, long pull, might and main, muscle, nerve and sinew, painstaking, painstakingness, sedulousness, thoroughgoingness, thoroughness, trouble
 

 

 

 

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