Definition of 'pained'
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But his face looked pained. The Sun (2016)But his face looked pained. The Sun (2016)They give us a pained smile and shrug. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The shop assistant looked a little pained. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His face looks shocked and pained but he soldiers on. The Sun (2012)He looks a little pained discussing it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Ask a fashion editor how many clothes she has and she will look pained. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The contestants, audience and the other judges looked pained. The Sun (2010)He looked rather more pained at the suggestion that England are the underdogs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He gave a pained smile. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The TV presenter shakes his head and looks a little pained. The Sun (2014)These individuals look pained if you ask whether they chose this sideline under the influence of TV makeover shows. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His face shows little emotion but, if it did, it would have looked pained. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She greeted her parents' guests with a broad smile, but looked pained to find her parents arguing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)For a moment he looked pained, as if it was too hard to explain, but then he began. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)No, the pained look that flashed across this scrupulously polite man's face seemed to be the result of a hard law of human nature. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I get worried when I see ministers looking more pained and needy than the people they serve. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'pained'
British English: pained ADJECTIVE
If you have a pained expression or look, you look upset, worried, or slightly annoyed.
She put on a pained look, as though the subject was too delicate to be spoken about.
Definition of pained from the Collins English Dictionary
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