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suf·fer·ing

 (sŭf′ər-ĭng, sŭf′rĭng)
n.
1. The condition of one who suffers; the bearing of pain or distress.
2. An instance of pain or distress.

suffering

(ˈsʌfərɪŋ; ˈsʌfrɪŋ)
n
1. the pain, misery, or loss experienced by a person who suffers
2. the state or an instance of enduring pain, etc
ˈsufferingly adv

suf•fer•ing

(ˈsʌf ər ɪŋ, ˈsʌf rɪŋ)

n.
1. the state of one that suffers.
2. pain.
[1300–50]
suf′fer•ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suffering - a state of acute painsuffering - a state of acute pain    
hurting, pain - a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension"
throe - severe spasm of pain; "the throes of dying"; "the throes of childbirth"
Passion of Christ, Passion - the suffering of Jesus at the Crucifixion
2.suffering - misery resulting from affliction
miserableness, misery, wretchedness - a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune; "the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable"
3.suffering - psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress"
painfulness, pain - emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid; "the pain of loneliness"
anguish, torture, torment - extreme mental distress
self-torment, self-torture - self-imposed distress
tsoris - (Yiddish) trouble and suffering
wound - a figurative injury (to your feelings or pride); "he feared that mentioning it might reopen the wound"; "deep in her breast lives the silent wound"; "The right reader of a good poem can tell the moment it strikes him that he has taken an immortal wound--that he will never get over it"--Robert Frost
4.suffering - feelings of mental or physical pain
painfulness, pain - emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid; "the pain of loneliness"
agony, torment, torture - intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain; "an agony of doubt"; "the torments of the damned"
throes - violent pangs of suffering; "death throes"
discomfort, soreness, irritation - an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress
Adj.1.suffering - troubled by pain or loss; "suffering refugees"
troubled - characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers"
2.suffering - very unhappysuffering - very unhappy; full of misery; "he felt depressed and miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering humanity"; "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"
unhappy - experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent; "unhappy over her departure"; "unhappy with her raise"; "after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence"; "had an unhappy time at school"; "the unhappy (or sad) news"; "he looks so sad"

suffering

noun pain, torture, distress, agony, misery, ordeal, discomfort, torment, hardship, anguish, affliction, martyrdom It has caused terrible suffering to animals.

suffering

noun
A state of prolonged anguish and privation:
adjective
Having a painful ailment:
Translations
عَذاب، مُعاناه
страдание
utrpenítrpící
lidelse
kärsimys
òjáning
kančiakentėjimas
trpljenje

suffering

[ˈsʌfərɪŋ]
A. ADJque sufre (Med) → doliente, enfermo
B. Nsufrimiento m, padecimiento m
the sufferings of the soldierslos sufrimientos or padecimientos de los soldados
after months of sufferingdespués de sufrir durante meses, después de meses de sufrimiento

suffering

[ˈsʌfərɪŋ] nsouffrance f, souffrances fpl

suffering

nLeiden nt; (= hardship, deprivation)Leid nt no pl

suffering

[ˈsʌfrɪŋ] n (pain, grief) → sofferenza; (hardship, deprivation) → privazione f

suffer

(ˈsafə) verb
1. to undergo, endure or bear pain, misery etc. He suffered terrible pain from his injuries; The crash killed him instantly – he didn't suffer at all; I'll make you suffer for this insolence.
2. to undergo or experience. The army suffered enormous losses.
3. to be neglected. I like to see you enjoying yourself, but you mustn't let your work suffer.
4. (with from) to have or to have often (a particular illness etc). She suffers from stomach-aches.
ˈsuffering noun
(a feeling of) pain or misery. The shortage of food caused widespread suffering; She keeps complaining about her sufferings.

suffering

n. sufrimiento, padecimiento, aflicción.

suffering

n sufrimiento; to prevent suffering.. evitar or prevenir el sufrimiento
References in classic literature ?
Nobody spoke for a minute; then Meg said in an altered tone, "You know the reason Mother proposed not having any presents this Christmas was because it is going to be a hard winter for everyone; and she thinks we ought not to spend money for pleasure, when our men are suffering so in the army.
She is hurt and is suffering but she makes no sound.
She herself was suffering from heat and oppression, she said.
The delivery of these skillful rhymes was accompanied, on the part of the stranger, by a regular rise and fall of his right hand, which terminated at the descent, by suffering the fingers to dwell a moment on the leaves of the little volume; and on the ascent, by such a flourish of the member as none but the initiated may ever hope to imitate.
The theory so enthusiastically held by the original locators, that Devil's Ford was a vast sink that had, through ages, exhausted and absorbed the trickling wealth of the adjacent hills and valleys, was suffering an ironical corroboration.
If each generation were allowed and expected to build its own houses, that single change, comparatively unimportant in itself, would imply almost every reform which society is now suffering for.
She had borne that morning all that nature could endure; and as her temperament was not of the order that escapes from too intense suffering by a swoon, her spirit could only shelter itself beneath a stony crust of insensibility, while the faculties of animal life remained entire.
And heaved and heaved, still unrestingly heaved the black sea, as if its vast tides were a conscience; and the great mundane soul were in anguish and remorse for the long sin and suffering it had bred.
Nor, at the time, had it failed to enter his monomaniac mind, that all the anguish of that then present suffering was but the direct issue of a former woe; and he too plainly seemed to see, that as the most poisonous reptile of the marsh perpetuates his kind as inevitably as the sweetest songster of the grove; so, equally with every felicity, all miserable events do naturally beget their like.
I could have groaned, too, for I was suffering intense pain both from my foot and knees; but horses are used to bear their pain in silence.
He had induced her to place herself, for his sake, in a situation of extreme difficulty and uneasiness, and it should have been his first object to prevent her from suffering unnecessarily.
Elinor, who knew that such grief, shocking as it was to witness it, must have its course, watched by her till this excess of suffering had somewhat spent itself, and then turning eagerly to Willoughby's letter, read as follows: