[adj] causing physical discomfort; "bites of black flies are more than irritating; they can be very painful"
[adj] exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"
[adj] causing physical or psychological pain; "worked with painful slowness"
[adj] causing misery or pain or distress; "it was a sore trial to him"; "the painful process of growing up"
abominable, aching, achy, afflictive, agonised, agonising, agonized, agonizing, atrocious, awful, bad, biting, bitter, burning, chafed, dreadful, excruciating, galled, harrowing, irritating, poignant, racking, saddle-sore, sensitive, smarting, sore, tende