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Synonyms for suffering
ˈsʌf ər ɪŋ, ˈsʌf rɪŋsuf·fer·ing

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Wiktionary

  1. sufferingadjective

    Synonyms:
    pain, in

  2. sufferingadjective

    Experiencing pain.

    Synonyms:
    in, pain

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. suffering

    Pain is the most general term of this group, including all the others; pain is a disturbing sensation from which nature revolts, resulting from some injurious external interference (as from a wound, a bruise, a harsh word, etc.), or from some lack of what one needs, craves, or cherishes (as, the pain of hunger or bereavement), or from some abnormal action of bodily or mental functions (as, the pains of disease, envy, or discontent). Suffering is one of the severer forms of pain. The prick of a needle causes pain, but we should scarcely speak of it as suffering. Distress is too strong a word for little hurts, too feeble for the intensest suffering, but commonly applied to some continuous or prolonged trouble or need; as, the distress of a shipwrecked crew, or of a destitute family. Ache is lingering pain, more or less severe; pang, a pain short, sharp, intense, and perhaps repeated. We speak of the pangs of hunger or of remorse. Throe is a violent and thrilling pain. Paroxysm applies to an alternately recurring and receding pain, which comes as it were in waves; the paroxysm is the rising of the wave. Torment and torture are intense and terrible sufferings. Agony and anguish express the utmost pain or suffering of body or mind. Agony of body is that with which the system struggles; anguish that by which it is crushed.

    Synonyms:
    ache, agony, anguish, distress, pain, pang, paroxysm, throe, torment, torture, twinge, wo(e)

    Antonyms:
    comfort, delight, ease, enjoyment, peace, rapture, relief, solace

Princeton's WordNet

  1. agony, suffering, excruciationnoun

    a state of acute pain

    Synonyms:
    hurt, distress, woe, excruciation, torture, crucifixion, agony, torment

    Antonyms:
    happy, untroubled

  2. suffering, woenoun

    misery resulting from affliction

    Synonyms:
    agony, woe, distress, hurt, woefulness, excruciation

    Antonyms:
    happy, untroubled

  3. distress, hurt, sufferingnoun

    psychological suffering

    "the death of his wife caused him great distress"

    Synonyms:
    hurt, injury, distress, detriment, harm, excruciation, damage, distraint, trauma, agony, scathe, woe

    Antonyms:
    untroubled, happy

  4. suffering, hurtadjective

    feelings of mental or physical pain

    Synonyms:
    hurt, injury, distress, detriment, harm, excruciation, damage, agony, trauma, woe, scathe

    Antonyms:
    untroubled, happy

  5. sufferingadjective

    troubled by pain or loss

    "suffering refugees"

    Synonyms:
    wretched, miserable

    Antonyms:
    untroubled, happy

  6. miserable, suffering, wretchedadjective

    very unhappy; full of misery

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

    Synonyms:
    low-down, pitiable, pathetic, piteous, abject, vile, misfortunate, poor, pitiful, hapless, slimy, miserable, unworthy, deplorable, scurvy, scummy, worthless, ugly, woeful, measly, wretched, paltry, execrable, despicable, low

    Antonyms:
    untroubled, happy

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sufferingnoun

    Synonyms:
    endurance, pain, distress, misery, sufferance, passion

  2. sufferingnoun

    Synonyms:
    poverty, want

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sufferingnoun

    Synonyms:
    distress, agony, misery, pain, discomfort, torture, sufferance

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How to use suffering in a sentence?

  1. Tina Redshaw:

    Disappointed that lion confiscated from city centre residence is being returned, undermining( Cambodia's) legislation preventing ownership/trade in endangered wildlife, harming global efforts to tackle Illegal Wildlife Trade, to say nothing of stress suffering of inappropriate captivity.

  2. Link Starbureiy:

    When I was suffering, I knew that was real. Now that things are good, I'm afraid that I may only be suffering from delusion.

  3. Gaston County Sheriff Alan Cloninger:

    Tragic, tragic loss of life, i'm asking people just to keep the family in your prayers, and the sheriff's dffice, because we're suffering right now.

  4. Simone Biles:

    Growing up, my biological mom was suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and she was in and out of jail, i never had mom to run to. But I do remember always being hungry and afraid ... I remember them saying, 'Ok, you know how you called us grandma and grandpa? You can call us mom and dad now, if you want to. I was like, 'Yeah, I can do that.'.

  5. Luis Costa:

    Lira is not only suffering because of Erdogan's continuous criticism of monetary policy. (It) sells off because the current account gap still translates into a sizeable daily financing need, heavy reliance on short-term dollar borrowing makes this balance of payments very volatile. As usual, currency is the first channel to absorb the shocks.


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