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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
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 ?
Perhaps he is just as fond of suffering? Perhaps suffering is just as great a benefit to him as well-being?
Intoxicating joy is it for the sufferer to look away from his suffering and forget himself.
I surpassed myself, the suffering one; I carried mine own ashes to the mountain; a brighter flame I contrived for myself.
The intense suffering of this experience left a lasting stamp on Dostoevsky's mind.
And if the meeting had no good effect on her, it would be pure, useless suffering to you--severe suffering, I fear.
I know, I feel the terrible extent of suffering this sin of Arthur's has caused to others; but so does every sin cause suffering to others besides those who commit it.
I too am suffering, and shall suffer; I am losing what I prized above everything--I am losing my good name and my son.
The one bright spot in that eternity of fear and suffering was the little child whose tiny hands had long since fastened their softly groping fingers firmly about her heart.
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:
You never wrote a truer line." And having gone through what immediately followed of the basis of their disagreement, and his persisting to act in direct opposition to Jane Fairfax's sense of right, he made a fuller pause to say, "This is very bad.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.She must have had much more to contend with, in carrying on the correspondence, than he could.
There is one habitable room in it, in which there is a golden bed; there you will have to live all by yourself, and don't forget that whatever you may see or hear in the night you must not scream out, for if you give as much as a single cry my sufferings will be doubled.'
Did you never hear, sir, of one Partridge, who had the honour of being reputed your father, and the misfortune of being ruined by that honour?" "I have, indeed, heard of that Partridge," says Jones, "and have always believed myself to be his son." "Well, sir," answered Benjamin, "I am that Partridge; but I here absolve you from all filial duty, for I do assure you, you are no son of mine." "How!" replied Jones, "and is it possible that a false suspicion should have drawn all the ill consequences upon you, with which I am too well acquainted?" "It is possible," cries Benjamin, "for it is so: but though it is natural enough for men to hate even the innocent causes of their sufferings, yet I am of a different temper.