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painfully / la muela le producía un dolor punzante
painfully   [ˈpeɪnfəlɪ]   -adverb
1. (literally)
·his tooth throbbed painfully
·la muela le producía un dolor punzante
·he felt the muzzle of the revolver dig painfully into his side
·sintió el dolor que le causaba el revólver clavándose en el costado
·I hope he dies slowly and painfully
·espero que tenga una muerte lenta y dolorosa
2. (emphatic)
·to be painfully aware of something/that ...
·ser plenamente consciente de algo/de que ...
·it was painfully clear that ...
·estaba penosamente claro que ...
·she was painfully shy/thin
·era tan tímida/delgada que daba pena
·our economic recovery will be painfully slow
·nuestra recuperaciónoun económica va a ser un proceso lento y penoso or doloroso
3. (=laboriously)   con mucho trabajo or esfuerzo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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