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painful +‎ -ly

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painfully (comparative more painfully, superlative most painfully)

  1. In a painful manner; as if in pain.
    I limped painfully down the stairs.
  2. (informal) Badly; poorly.
    That was the most painfully sung rendition of "Fly Me to the Moon" that I've ever heard.

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