Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section II. Personal Affections
1. Passive Affections
830. [Capability of Giving Pain.] Painfulness.
PAINFULNESS &c. adj.; trouble, care (pain) [See Pain]; trial, affliction, infliction; cross, blow, stroke, burden, load, curse; bitter -pill, - draft or draught, - cup; cup -, waters- of bitterness.
ANNOYANCE, grievance, nuisance, vexation, mortification, sickener [rare], worry, bore, bother, pother, hot water, sea of troubles [Hamlet], hornets nest, plague, pest.
source of -irritation, - annoyance; wound, sore subject, skeleton in the closet; thorn in -the flesh, - ones side; where the shoe pinches, gall and wormwood; fly in the ointment; worm at the heart of the rose; crumpled rose-leaf; pea in the shoe.
cancer, ulcer, sting, thorn; canker (bane) [See Bane]; scorpion (evildoer) [See Evildoer]; dagger (arms) [See Arms]; scourge &c. (instrument of punishment) [See Scourge]; carking care [archaic], canker worm of care.
mishap, misfortune (adversity) [See Adversity]; désagrément [F.], esclandre [F.], rub.
sorry sight, heavy news, provocation; affront [See Disrespect]; head and front of ones offending [Othello].
INFESTATION, molestation; malignity (malevolence) [See Malevolence].
PAIN, hurt, wound; cause -, occasion -, give -, bring -, induce -, produce -, create -, inflict- pain [See Pain].
pinch, prick, gripe &c. (physical pain) [See Physical Pain]; pierce, lancinate, cut.
hurt -, wound -, grate upon -, jar upon- the feelings; wring -, pierce -, lacerate -, break -, rend- the heart; make the heart bleed; tear -, rend- the heartstrings; draw tears from the eyes; add a nail to ones coffin.
SADDEN; make unhappy [See Pain]; plunge into sorrow, grieve, fash [Scot.], afflict, distress; cut up [colloq.], cut to the heart.
ANNOY, incommode, displease, discompose, trouble, disquiet; faze [U. S.], feeze or feaze [colloq., U. S. & dial. Eng.], disturb, cross, thwart, perplex, molest; tease, tire, irk, vex, mortify, wherret [obs.], worry, plague, bother, pester, bore, pother, harass, harry, badger, heckle [Brit.], bait, beset, infest, persecute, importune.
TORMENT, wring, harrow, torture; bullyrag; put to the -rack, - question; break on the wheel, rack, scarify; cruciate [obs.], crucify; convulse, agonize; barb the dart; plant a - dagger in the breast, - thorn in ones side.
IRRITATE, provoke, sting, nettle, try the patience, pique, fret, roil, rile [colloq. & dial.], tweak the nose, chafe, gall; sting -, wound -, cut- to the quick; aggrieve, affront, enchafe [obs.], enrage, ruffle, sour the temper; give offense (resentment) [See Resentment].
MALTREAT, bite, snap at, assail; smite (punish) [See Punishment]; bite the hand that feeds one.
REPEL, revolt; sicken, disgust, nauseate; disenchant, offend, shock, stink in the nostrils; go against -, turn- the stomach; make one sick, set the teeth on edge, go against the grain, grate on the ear; stick in ones -throat, - gizzard [colloq.]; rankle, gnaw, corrode, horrify, appal, freeze the blood; make the flesh creep, make the hair stand on end; make the blood -curdle, - run cold; make one shudder.
HAUNT, haunt the memory; weigh -, prey- on the -heart, - mind, - spirits; bring ones gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.