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Slapnutz

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French
Hello. I was wondering if anyone could help me with the following sentence?

The slipped disc in his back remained a painful nuisance, halting his workout sessions, which in turn caused him to gain weight.

Is the word 'painful' redundant?

Thanks!
 
  • Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    The slipped disc in his back remained a painful nuisance, halting his workout sessions, which in turn caused him to gain weight.

    Is the word 'painful' redundant?
    No. A "nuisance" is not necessarily painful; the word is essential to the meaning of the sentence.
     
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