Definition of Suffering

1. Noun. A state of acute pain.

Exact synonyms: Agony, Excruciation
Generic synonyms: Hurting, Pain
Specialized synonyms: Throe, Passion, Passion Of Christ
Derivative terms: Agonal, Agonise, Agonise, Agonist, Agonize, Excruciate, Excruciate, Suffer, Suffer



2. Adjective. Troubled by pain or loss. "Suffering refugees"
Similar to: Troubled

3. Noun. Misery resulting from affliction.
Exact synonyms: Woe
Generic synonyms: Miserableness, Misery, Wretchedness
Derivative terms: Suffer

4. Adjective. Very unhappy; full of misery. "Wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"
Exact synonyms: Miserable, Wretched
Similar to: Unhappy
Derivative terms: Miserableness, Wretchedness

5. Noun. Psychological suffering. "The death of his wife caused him great distress"
Exact synonyms: Distress, Hurt
Generic synonyms: Pain, Painfulness
Specialized synonyms: Anguish, Torment, Torture, Self-torment, Self-torture, Tsoris, Wound
Derivative terms: Distress, Hurt, Hurt, Suffer

6. Noun. Feelings of mental or physical pain.
Exact synonyms: Hurt
Generic synonyms: Pain, Painfulness
Specialized synonyms: Agony, Torment, Torture, Throes, Discomfort, Irritation, Soreness
Derivative terms: Hurt, Hurt, Suffer, Suffer

Definition of Suffering

1. n. The bearing of pain, inconvenience, or loss; pain endured; distress, loss, or injury incurred; as, sufferings by pain or sorrow; sufferings by want or by wrongs.

2. a. Being in pain or grief; having loss, injury, distress, etc.

Definition of Suffering

1. Adjective. Experiencing pain.(jump experiencing pain s) ¹

2. Noun. The condition of someone who suffers; a state of pain or distress. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of suffer) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Suffering

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Suffering

suffer fools gladly
sufferable
sufferableness
sufferably
sufferage
sufferance
sufferances
sufferation
sufferations
sufferaunce
suffered
sufferer
sufferers
sufferest
suffereth
suffering (current term)
suffering catfish
suffering cats
suffering succotash
sufferingly
sufferings
suffers
suffete
suffetes
suffice
suffice it to say
suffice to say
sufficed
sufficer
sufficers

Literary usage of Suffering

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle, Frank Hesketh Peters (1886)
"Again, is suffering injustice always one way or I the other (as doing injustice is always voluntary), or is it sometimes voluntary and sometimes involuntary ..."

2. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle (1891)
"Again, is suffering injustice always one way or the other (as doing injustice is always voluntary), or is it sometimes voluntary and sometimes involuntary? ..."

3. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1872)
"suffering of the body and mind: weeping.—I have already described in sufficient detail, ... No suffering is greater than that from extreme fear or horror, ..."

4. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1913)
"suffering of the body and mind : weeping.—I have already described in sufficient detail, ... No suffering is greater than that from extreme fear or horror, ..."

5. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins (1871)
"If the highly-appreciative feeling towards Art and its professors, which it is the consolation and happiness of Mr. Fairlie's suffering existence to ..."

6. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1886)
"General effect of grief on the system — Obliquity of the eyebrows under suffering — On the cause of the obliquity of the eyebrows ..."

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