pains

pains
pains *effort, exertion, trouble
Analogous words: labor, toil, travail, *work: industriousness or industry, diligence, sedulousness, assiduousness (see corresponding adjectives at BUSY)

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  • Pains — (p[=a]nz), n. Labor; toilsome effort; care or trouble taken; plural in form, but used with a singular or plural verb, commonly the former. [1913 Webster] And all my pains is sorted to no proof. Shak. [1913 Webster] The pains they had taken was… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pains — pains; pains·tak·ing; pains·tak·ing·ly; pains·tak·ing·ness; …   English syllables

  • pains — index burden, effort, endeavor, labor (exertion), struggle Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pains — noun an effortful attempt to attain a goal (Freq. 4) • Syn: ↑striving, ↑nisus, ↑strain • Derivationally related forms: ↑strenuous (for: ↑strain), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pains — n. trouble 1) to go to, spare no, take pains to + inf. (she took great pains to get her message across) physical suffering 2) (med.) labor pains 3) growing * * * take pains to + inf. (she took great pains to get her message across) [ physical… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Pains — Admin ASC 2 Code Orig. name Pains Country and Admin Code BR.15.3146503 BR …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • pains´tak´ing|ly — pains|tak|ing «PAYNZ TAY kihng», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. very careful; particular; scrupulous: »a painstaking writer. SYNONYM(S): assiduous. 2. marked or characterized by attentive care; carefully done: »a painstaking reproduction. –n. the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pains|tak|ing — «PAYNZ TAY kihng», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. very careful; particular; scrupulous: »a painstaking writer. SYNONYM(S): assiduous. 2. marked or characterized by attentive care; carefully done: »a painstaking reproduction. –n. the taking of pains;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pains, Minas Gerais — Pains is a Brazilian municipality located in the center of the state of Minas Gerais. Its population as of 2007 was 8,122 people living in a total area of 418 km². The city belongs to the meso region of Oeste de Minas and to the micro region of… …   Wikipedia

  • pains'takingly — adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑pain …   Useful english dictionary

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