painful on the eyes

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painful on the eyes

1. Visually unpleasant. Yeesh, this site's dated design is pretty painful on the eyes. The sloppy CGI makes for a movie that is downright painful on the eyes.
2. Excessively bright. I'm going back for my sunglasses—the sunlight's pretty painful on the eyes. The brightness on this monitor is painful on the eyes—how can I adjust it?
See also: eye, on
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