Dictionary Results for suffering


1. suffering - noun

· a state of acute pain

Synonym(s): agony, excruciation

Hypernym(s): pain, hurting




2. suffering - noun

· misery resulting from affliction

Synonym(s): woe

Hypernym(s): misery, wretchedness, miserableness




3. suffering - noun

· psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress"

Synonym(s): distress, hurt

Hypernym(s): pain, painfulness




4. suffering - noun

· feelings of mental or physical pain

Synonym(s): hurt

Hypernym(s): pain, painfulness




5. suffer - verb

· undergo or be subjected to; "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom"

Synonym(s): endure

Hypernym(s): experience, see, go_through

Antonym(s): enjoy




6. suffer - verb

· undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); "She suffered a fracture in the accident"; "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"; "She got a bruise on her leg"; "He got his arm broken in the scuffle"

Synonym(s): sustain, have, get

Hypernym(s): experience, receive, have, get




7. suffer - verb

· experience (emotional) pain; "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

Hypernym(s): feel, experience




8. suffer - verb

· put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"

Synonym(s): digest, endure, stick_out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, put_up

Hypernym(s): permit, allow, let, countenance




9. suffer - verb

· get worse; "His grades suffered"

Hypernym(s): worsen, decline




10. suffer - verb

· feel pain or be in pain

Synonym(s): hurt

Hypernym(s): be

Antonym(s): be_well




11. suffer - verb

· feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?"

Synonym(s): hurt, ache

Hypernym(s): perceive, comprehend




12. suffer - verb

· feel unwell or uncomfortable; "She is suffering from the hot weather"

Hypernym(s): be




13. suffer - verb

· be given to; "She suffers from a tendency to talk too much"

Hypernym(s): tend, be_given, lean, incline, run




14. suffer - verb

· undergo or suffer; "meet a violent death"; "suffer a terrible fate"

Synonym(s): meet

Hypernym(s): experience, see, go_through




15. suffer - verb

· be set at a disadvantage; "This author really suffers in translation"; "The painting loses something in this light"

Synonym(s): lose

Hypernym(s): worsen, decline




16. suffering - adjective

· troubled by pain or loss; "suffering refugees"




17. suffering - adjective

· very unhappy; full of misery; "he felt depressed and miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering humanity"; "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"

Synonym(s): miserable, wretched





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