English-German translation for "painful"

"painful" German translation

[ˈpeinful; -fəl]adjective | Adjektiv adj

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  • painful point medicine | MedizinMED
    painful point medicine | MedizinMED
  • it is my painful duty to inform you …
    ich habe die traurige Pflicht, Ihnen mitteilen zu müssen…
    it is my painful duty to inform you …
  • mühsam, beschwerlich
    painful rare | seltenselten (laborious)
    painful rare | seltenselten (laborious)
  • arbeitsam
    painful hard-working obsolete | obsolet, begrifflich veraltetobs
    painful hard-working obsolete | obsolet, begrifflich veraltetobs
Das halte ich letztendlich für äußerst peinlich und beschämend.
That is ultimately extremely painful and disgraceful.
Source: Europarl
Im Gegenteil: die Sparpolitik war möglicherweise zu erfolgreich (und schmerzhaft).
On the contrary, austerity was perhaps too successful (and painful).
Source: News-Commentary
Dieser Prozess erfordert die oft komplexe und schmerzhafte Formulierung einer Verfassung.
The process requires constitution making of an often complex and painful kind.
Source: News-Commentary
Ich verfolge diese Vorfälle sehr genau, sie sind abscheulich und bringen viel Leid mit sich.
I've been closely following these incidents and it is outrageous and painful.
Source: GlobalVoices
Ohne die Gemeinsame Agrarpolitik wäre dieser Prozess sehr schmerzhaft verlaufen.
If it were not for the common agricultural policy, that would have been very painful.
Source: Europarl
Es war eine schwierige und anstrengende Aufgabe, die jedoch erledigt werden musste.
It is a painful, difficult task, but it needs to be done.
Source: Europarl
Prinz Faisal bin Khalid erreicht gerade den Ort des Geschehens nach dem schmerzlichen Ereignis.
Prince Faisal bin Khalid is during at emergency visit to the mosque after the painful attack.
Source: GlobalVoices
Selbst Chinas enorme Reserven werden nicht reichen, um einer schmerzvollen Abwertung zu entgehen.
Even China ’ s vast reserves will not be enough to stave off a painful devaluation.
Source: News-Commentary
Natürlich sind Umstrukturierungen immer schmerzhaft.
But the longer the delay, the more painful it will be.
Source: News-Commentary

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