I. of things, painful, distressing, Hdt.5.106, S.El.553; τί σοι τοῦτ᾽ ἐστὶ λ. κλύειν; Id.OC1176; “τἀν δόμοισι λ.” E.Ion623, etc.; ἀζημίους μέν, λ. δὲ ἀχθηδόνας causing pain, Th.2.37; “τὰ λ.” X.Hier. 1.8, cf. Men.555.3; “βίος -ότερος” Pl.Lg.733b; “τὸ λ.” Id.R.585a; opp. τὸ ἡδύ, Antipho Soph.49.
II. of persons,
2. causing pain, troublesome, “λ. κλύειν” S.El.557; “λ. οὐκ ἦν οὐδ᾽ ἐπίφθονος πόλει” E. Supp.893, cf. Ar.Ach.456, Th.1.76, etc.; of those who are objects of jealousy and envy, Id.6.16, cf. 2.64.
IV. Adv. -ρῶς painfully, so as to cause pain, S.Ph.912; λ. δ᾽ ἔχει, εἰ . . it is painful that . . , Id.El.767, cf. E.Ba.1263.