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Meaning of SUFFERING

Pronunciation:  s(@)fring

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  feelings of mental or physical pain
  2. [n]  psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress"
  3. [n]  a state of acute pain
  4. [n]  misery resulting from affliction
  5. [adj]  very unhappy; full of misery; "he felt depressed and miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering humanity"; "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"
  6. [adj]  troubled by pain or loss; "suffering refugees"

SUFFERING is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: agony, distress, excruciation, hurt, miserable, troubled, unhappy, woe, wretched
 See Also: agony, anguish, discomfort, hurting, irritation, misery, pain, pain, painfulness, Passion, self-torment, self-torture, soreness, throe, throes, torment, torture, wound, wretchedness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Suf"fer*ing\, 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. ``Souls in
    sufferings tried.'' --Keble.
  2. \Suf"fer*ing\, a.
    Being in pain or grief; having loss, injury, distress, etc.
    -- {Suf"fer*ing*ly}, adv.