Definition of 'painfully'
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The message is only too painfully clear. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Young adults are painfully aware their lives are far from where their age and their qualifications suggest they should be. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Not exactly happy family viewing, but painfully honest. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Because of the painfully slowly constructed structure of agreements and treaties that have been set up in Europe to preserve the peace. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The only downside is that she is still painfully shy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Single women are painfully aware of this. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If you lose control of the big government virus the patient will slowly and painfully die. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She has barely been eating since the split and become painfully thin. The Sun (2012)The need for effective ministry to victims of abuse becomes painfully obvious. Christianity Today (2000)It is far better to be healthy than painfully thin and ill. The Sun (2006)The losers from this economic upheaval are painfully obvious and audible. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But it was all happening painfully slowly. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)The jokes are painfully obvious but carried off with a cartoonish panache. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He looked a slightly healthier weight after being pictured painfully thin last year. The Sun (2015)Now that is all too painfully obvious. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Friends of the student said he was painfully aware of the sacrifices his parents were making for him and worked hard. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She remembered he was painfully shy. The Glasgow Girls (1994)The shaven-headed recluse was painfully shy but the opposite online. The Sun (2015)She was painfully shy when Premier signed her. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The school day passed painfully slowly for Alfie. The Sun (2014)The work is painfully slow. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And yet Japan's leading robotics experts are painfully aware of how immature the science really is. Times, Sunday Times (2009)As a man who is currently recovering, I am painfully aware that male sufferers exist. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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British English: painfully ADVERB
You use painfully to emphasize a quality or situation that is undesirable.
Things are moving painfully slowly.
Definition of painfully from the Collins English Dictionary
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