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Requiring trouble and care; exacting and difficult
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  1. Requiring trouble and care; exacting and difficult
  2. Causing pain; hurting; distressing
  3. Full of or giving pain:
Tending to impair or damage; injurious; mischievous; occasioning loss or injury.
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  1. Tending to impair or damage; injurious; mischievous; occasioning loss or injury.
  2. Causing pain or suffering, especially of a psychological nature.
  3. Causing hurt; specif., wounding the feelings
Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
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  1. Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
  2. Extremely difficult to perform or endure; trying:
  3. Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
Being in a natural condition; not processed or refined:
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  1. Being in a natural condition; not processed or refined:
  2. Having subcutaneous tissue exposed:
  3. Not having been subjected to adjustment, treatment, or analysis:
That aches; continuously painful. See ache
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  1. That aches; continuously painful. See ache
  2. Full of painful yearning or sorrow:
  3. Dully painful.
  1. Painful, sore.
  2. (Figuratively) Experiencing emotional pain or embarrassment.
Easily hurt, upset, or offended:
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  1. Easily hurt, upset, or offended:
  2. Aware of or careful about the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others:
  3. Easily hurt; tender; raw
Experiencing a feeling of irritation.
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(Physiol.) Able to respond to a stimulus
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  1. (Physiol.) Able to respond to a stimulus
  2. Capable of responding to a stimulus. Used of an organism.
  3. (Medicine) Abnormally or excessively sensitive to a stimulus:
Causing or creating vexation; annoying:
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  1. Causing or creating vexation; annoying:
  2. Characterized by or causing vexation; annoying, troublesome, etc.
  3. (Law) Instituted without real grounds, chiefly to cause annoyance to the defendant
Causing grief
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  1. Causing grief
  2. Serious or dire; grave:
  3. Causing suffering; hard to bear; severe
Indicative of or resulting from anger:
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  1. Indicative of or resulting from anger:
  2. Feeling or showing anger; incensed or enraged:
  3. (Chiefly New England & Midland US) Inflamed and painful:
Not pleasing; disagreeable.
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  1. Not pleasing; disagreeable.
  2. Not pleasant.
  3. Not pleasant; offensive; disagreeable
(Medicine) Affected by an abscess. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
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  1. (Medicine) Affected by an abscess. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
Causing anxiety; disquieting.
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  1. Causing anxiety; disquieting.
  2. Experiencing discomfort.
  3. Not pleasant or agreeable; causing discomfort
Injured; damaged
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  1. Injured; damaged
Inclined to resent, who tends to harbor resentment, when wronged.
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  1. Inclined to resent, who tends to harbor resentment, when wronged.
  2. Feeling or showing resentment
  3. Full of, characterized by, or inclined to feel indignant ill will.
(Pathology) Inflamed and painful.
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A part that has been cut from a main body:
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  1. A part that has been cut from a main body:
  2. A movie at a given stage in its editing:
  3. A reduction:
An injury to one's feelings, spirit, etc.
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  1. An injury to one's feelings, spirit, etc.
  2. An injury to underlying tissues or bone in which the skin is not broken, often characterized by ruptured blood vessels and discolorations; a contusion.
  3. A painful feeling caused by or associated with an experience.
An injury to an organism, especially one in which the skin or another external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken.
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  1. An injury to an organism, especially one in which the skin or another external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken.
  2. Any hurt or injury to the feelings, honor, etc.
  3. An injury to the body in which the skin or other tissue is broken, cut, pierced, torn, etc.
The condition or act of boiling.
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  1. The condition or act of boiling.
  2. To change from a liquid to a gaseous state by being heated to the boiling point and being provided with sufficient energy. Boiling is an example of a phase transition.
  3. A painful, circumscribed pus-filled inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue usually caused by a staphylococcal infection.
Any corrupting or festering condition or influence
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  1. Any corrupting or festering condition or influence
  2. A break in the skin or a mucous membrane, such as the one lining the stomach or duodenum, accompanied by inflammation, pus, and loss of tissue.
  3. An open sore (other than a wound) on the skin or some mucous membrane, as the lining of the stomach (peptic ulcer), characterized by the disintegration of the tissue and, often, the discharge of pus
The act or an instance of hurting; pain, injury, or wound
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  1. The act or an instance of hurting; pain, injury, or wound
  2. Mental suffering; anguish:
  3. Something that hurts; a pain, injury, or wound.
A swollen, inflamed area in bodily tissues, in which pus gathers
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  1. A swollen, inflamed area in bodily tissues, in which pus gathers
  2. A localized collection of pus surrounded by infected tissue.
  3. A localized collection of pus in part of the body, formed by tissue disintegration and surrounded by an inflamed area.
A deep flesh wound.
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  1. A deep flesh wound.
  2. A long deep cut.
A sudden piercing pain.
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  1. A sudden piercing pain.
  2. An attempt; a try:
  3. A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
Irritation or annoyance, or a cause of this
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  1. Irritation or annoyance, or a cause of this
  2. A sore on the skin, esp. of a horse's back, caused by rubbing or chafing
  3. An abnormal swelling of plant tissue, caused by injury or by parasitic organisms such as insects, mites, nematodes, and bacteria. Parasites stimulate the production of galls by secreting chemical irritants on or in the plant tissue. Galls stimulated by egg-laying parasites typically provide a protective environment in which the eggs can hatch and the pupae develop, and they usually do only minor damage to the host plant. Gall-stimulating fungi and microorganisms, such as the bacterium that causes crown gall, are generally considered to be plant diseases.
Lack of comfort; uneasiness; inconvenience
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  1. Lack of comfort; uneasiness; inconvenience
  2. Anything causing this
  3. Something that disturbs one's comfort; an annoyance.
Physical harm or damage to a person, property, etc.
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  1. Physical harm or damage to a person, property, etc.
  2. Damage or harm done to or suffered by a person or thing:
  3. A particular form of hurt, damage, or loss:
That aches; continuously painful. See ache
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  1. That aches; continuously painful. See ache
  2. Full of painful yearning or sorrow:
  3. Dully painful.
Experiencing aches.
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  1. Experiencing aches.
  2. Suffering from aches, sore.
  3. Having an ache, or dull, steady pain
That causes physical or mental pain
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  1. That causes physical or mental pain
  2. Causing pain or misery
Damaging or harmful:
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  1. Damaging or harmful:
  2. Causing pain or suffering, especially of a psychological nature.
  3. Causing hurt; specif., wounding the feelings
Causing mental anguish or suffering:
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  1. Causing mental anguish or suffering:
  2. Causing pain; hurting; distressing
  3. Full of or giving pain:
  1. Painful, sore.
  2. (Figuratively) Experiencing emotional pain or embarrassment.
Having a menacing aspect; threatening:
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  1. Having a menacing aspect; threatening:
  2. Indicative of or resulting from anger:
  3. Feeling or showing anger; incensed or enraged:
Easily angered; bad-tempered.
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  1. Easily angered; bad-tempered.
  2. Showing or expressing anger:
  3. Having or showing a quick temper or irascible nature
Characterized by or filled with indignation.
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  1. Characterized by or filled with indignation.
  2. Feeling or expressing anger or scorn, esp. at unjust, mean, or ungrateful action or treatment
Temporarily or apparently deranged by violent sensations, emotions, or ideas:
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  1. Temporarily or apparently deranged by violent sensations, emotions, or ideas:
  2. Angry; resentful:
  3. Angry or provoked
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