Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 378. Physical Pain.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
2. Sensation
1. Sensation in general
378. Physical Pain.
NOUN:PAIN; suffering, sufferance [rare]; bodily -, physical- -pain, - suffering; mental suffering [See Pain]; dolor or dolour, ache; aching &c. v.; smart; shoot, shooting; twinge, twitch, gripe, hurt, cut; sore, soreness; discomfort; headache, malaise [F.], megrim, migraine, cephalalgy, cephalalgia; otalgia, earache; ischiagra, lumbago, arthritis, neuritis, gout, podagra, rheumatism, sciatica, ischialgia; neuralgia, tic douloureux, toothache, odontalgia; stiffneck, torticollis.
  SPASM, cramp; nightmare, ephialtes; kink, crick, stitch; convulsion, throe; throb (agitation) [See Agitation]; pang; colic; tormina, gripes.
  sharp -, piercing -, throbbing -, grinding -, stabbing -, shooting -, gnawing -, burning- pain.
  TORMENT, torture, agony, anguish, lancination, rack, cruciation, crucifixion, martyrdom; vivisection.
  martyr, sufferer; toad under a harrow.
VERB:SUFFER; feel -, experience -, suffer -, undergo- pain &c. n.; ache, smart, bleed; tingle, shoot; twinge, twitch, lancinate; writhe, wince, make a wry face; sit on -thorns, - pins and needles.
  PAIN, give pain, inflict pain; lacerate; hurt, chafe, sting, bite, gnaw, stab, grind, gripe; pinch, tweak; grate, gall, fret, prick, pierce, wring, convulse; torment, torture; rack, agonize; crucify; cruciate [obs.], excruciate, break on the wheel, put to the rack; flog (punish) [See Punishment]; grate on the ear (harsh sound) [See Stridor].
ADJECTIVE:IN PAIN &c. n., in a state of pain; under the harrow; pained &c. v.; gouty, podagric, torminous, torminal.
  PAINFUL; aching &c. v.; poignant, pungent, torturous, baleful [rare], biting; with exposed nerves, sore, raw.
  1. The foundation of all our pain is unbelief.—Amiel
  2. Like dull narcotics numbing pain.—Tennyson
  3. Pain pays the income of each precious thing.—Shakespeare


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