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pain·less

 (pān′lĭs)
adj.
Free from complication or pain: a painless operation.

pain′less·ly adv.
pain′less·ness n.

painless

(ˈpeɪnlɪs)
adj
1. not causing pain or distress
2. not affected by pain
ˈpainlessly adv
ˈpainlessness n

pain•less

(ˈpeɪn lɪs)

adj.
1. without pain; causing little or no pain.
2. not difficult; requiring little exertion.
[1560–70]
pain′less•ly, adv.
pain′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.painless - requiring little hard work or exertion; "a painless solution to the problem"
easy - posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma"
2.painless - not causing physical or psychological pain; "painless dentistry"
harmless - not causing or capable of causing harm; "harmless bacteria"; "rendered the bomb harmless"
painful - causing physical or psychological pain; "worked with painful slowness"

painless

adjective
1. pain-free, without pain The operation is a brief, painless procedure.
2. simple, easy, fast, quick, no trouble, effortless, trouble-free There are no painless solutions to the problem.
Translations
غَيْر مؤلِم، بدون ألم
bezbolestný
smertefri
fájdalommentes
sársaukalaus
bezbolestný
neboleč

painless

[ˈpeɪnlɪs] ADJ
1. (= without pain) → indoloro, sin dolor
painless childbirthparto m sin dolor
2. (fig) (= easy) → sin mayores dificultades

painless

[ˈpeɪnləs] adj
(= without pain) [operation, treatment] → indolore; [death, childbirth] → sans douleur
Acupuncture treatment is gentle, painless and relaxing → Le traitement par l'acupuncture est doux, indolore et relaxant.
The operation itself is a painless procedure → L'opération en soi est indolore.
(= not difficult) [solution, process] → indolore
There are no easy or painless solutions to the problem → Il n'y a pas de solution facile ou indolore à ce problème.
a painless way to stop inflation → une manière indolore d'arrêter l'inflation
to be fairly painless → n'être pas bien méchant
Changing your bank is generally fairly painless → En général, changer de banque n'est pas bien méchant.

painless

adjschmerzlos; I promise you the interview will be quite painless (inf)ich versichere Ihnen, dass das Interview kurz und schmerzlos wird (inf); a procedure which makes paying completely painless (inf)ein Verfahren, bei dem Sie von der Bezahlung überhaupt nichts merken; don’t worry, it’s quite painless (inf)keine Angst, es tut gar nicht weh

painless

[ˈpeɪnlɪs] adj (gen) → indolore (fig) (exam) → non troppo difficile; (interview) → non spiacevole

pain

(pein) noun
hurt or suffering of the body or mind. a pain in the chest.
verb
to cause suffering or upset to (someone). It pained her to admit that she was wrong.
pained adjective
showing or expressing pain. a pained expression.
ˈpainful adjective
causing pain. a painful injury.
ˈpainfully adverb
ˈpainless adjective
without pain. painless childbirth.
ˈpainlessly adverb
ˈpainkiller noun
a drug etc which lessens or removes pain.
ˈpainstaking (ˈpeinz-) adjective
going to great trouble and taking great care. a painstaking student.
a pain in the neck
a person who is constantly annoying. People who are always complaining are a pain in the neck.
take pains
to take great trouble and care (to do something). He took great pains to make sure we enjoyed ourselves.

painless

a. sin dolor, indoloro-a, anodino-a; [easy] fácil.

painless

adj indoloro (form), sin dolor, que no causa dolor
References in classic literature ?
But a bird sang blithely on a budding bough, close by, the snowdrops blossomed freshly at the window, and the spring sunshine streamed in like a benediction over the placid face upon the pillow, a face so full of painless peace that those who loved it best smiled through their tears, and thanked God that Beth was well at last.
It is from these specimens of the refuse of our Nobility that the great Tumults and Seditions of past ages have generally derived their leaders; and so great is the mischief thence arising that an increasing minority of our more progressive Statesmen are of opinion that true mercy would dictate their entire suppression, by enacting that all who fail to pass the Final Examination of the University should be either imprisoned for life, or extinguished by a painless death.
It spat like a cat, scratched and kicked vigorously with its hind-legs, and made an attempt to bite; but its teeth were too feeble to inflict more than a painless pinch.
When we got to Sunium, which is the point of Athens, Apollo with his painless shafts killed Phrontis the steersman of Menelaus' ship (and never man knew better how to handle a vessel in rough weather) so that he died then and there with the helm in his hand, and Menelaus, though very anxious to press forward, had to wait in order to bury his comrade and give him his due funeral rites.
So long as you were alive the gods loved you well, and even in death they have not been utterly unmindful of you; for when Achilles took any other of my sons, he would sell him beyond the seas, to Samos Imbrus or rugged Lemnos; and when he had slain you too with his sword, many a time did he drag you round the sepulchre of his comrade--though this could not give him life--yet here you lie all fresh as dew, and comely as one whom Apollo has slain with his painless shafts.
I have come back to the Barsoom that I saved from a painless death to again save her, but this time from death in its most frightful form.
Once or twice the possibility of suicide presented itself to him; it would be easy to get something from the hospital dispensary, and it was a comfort to think that if the worst came to the worst he had at hand means of making a painless end of himself; but it was not a course that he considered seriously.
His death had certainly been instantaneous and painless.
The thought of her morning's renunciation stung her conscience, and she tried to expand once more into that impersonal condition which was so lofty and so painless.
But I have been able to dwell in their charming out-land or no-land with the shepherds and shepherdesses and nymphs, satyrs, and fauns, of Tasso and Guarini, and I take the finest pleasure in their company, their Dresden china loves and sorrows, their airy raptures, their painless throes, their polite anguish, their tears not the least salt, but flowing as sweet as the purling streams of their enamelled meadows.
That her fate would now be infinitely more horrible than the quick and painless death that the ape-man would have meted to her only interested Tarzan to the extent that the more frightful the end of a German the more in keeping it would be with what they all deserved.
Decease seems to be painless, but swift and inevitable.