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pain +‎ -able. Compare French pénible.


painable (comparative more painable, superlative most painable)

  1. (obsolete) painful
    • 1649, John Evelyn, Of Liberty and Servitude
      The manacles of Astyages were not [] the less weighty and paynable for being composed of gold or silver.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for painable in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)