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Noun: suffering  sú-f(u-)ring
  1. A state of acute pain
    - agony, excruciation
  2. Misery resulting from affliction
    - woe
  3. Psychological suffering
    "the death of his wife caused him great suffering";
    - distress, hurt
  4. Feelings of mental or physical pain
    - hurt
Adjective: suffering  sú-f(u-)ring
  1. Troubled by pain or loss
    "suffering refugees"
  2. Very unhappy; full of misery
    "a message of hope for suffering humanity";
    - miserable, wretched
Verb: suffer  sú-fu(r)
  1. Undergo or be subjected to
    "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom";
    - endure
  2. Undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
    "She suffered a fracture in the accident";
    - sustain, have, get
  3. Experience (emotional) pain
    "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"
  4. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    "The new secretary had to suffer a lot of unprofessional remarks";
    - digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, put up
  5. Get worse
    "His grades suffered"
  6. Feel ill, be uncomfortable or in pain
    - hurt
  7. Feel physical pain
    "Were you suffering after the accident?";
    - hurt, ache
  8. Feel unwell or uncomfortable
    "She is suffering from the hot weather"
  9. Be given to
    "She suffers from a tendency to talk too much"
  10. Undergo or suffer
    "suffer a terrible fate";
    - meet
  11. Be set at a disadvantage
    "This author really suffers in translation";
    - lose

Derived forms: sufferings

See also: troubled, unhappy

Type of: allow, be, be given, comprehend, countenance, decline, experience, feel, get, go through, have, hurting, incline, lean, let, miserableness, misery, pain, painfulness, perceive, permit, receive, run, see, tend, worsen, wretchedness

Antonym: be well, enjoy

Encyclopedia: Suffering

Suffer, Survive