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Synonyms for suffering
ˈsʌf ər ɪŋ, ˈsʌf rɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agony, suffering, excruciation(noun)

    a state of acute pain

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

    Antonyms:
    happy, untroubled

  2. suffering, woe(noun)

    misery resulting from affliction

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

    Antonyms:
    happy, untroubled

  3. distress, hurt, suffering(noun)

    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, hurt(adj)

    feelings of mental or physical pain

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

    Antonyms:
    untroubled, happy

  5. suffering(adj)

    troubled by pain or loss

    "suffering refugees"

    Synonyms:
    wretched, miserable

    Antonyms:
    untroubled, happy

  6. miserable, suffering, wretched(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. suffering(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    in, pain

  2. suffering(noun)

    The condition of someone who suffers; a state of pain or distress.

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. suffering(n.)

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

  2. suffering(n.)

    Synonyms:
    poverty, want

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. suffering(n)

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

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How to use suffering in a sentence?

  1. Etienne Cardiles:

    I returned home that evening without you, with an extreme and profound pain, that maybe, one day, will weaken, I don't know, this pain made me feel as close as ever to your colleagues, who are also suffering, as you do too, silently. As I do, silently.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Love is pain and Life is suffering; but if a person defines these terms as pleasure and rejoicing, then the people should be insightfully understanding about his/her actual ways and real meaning of loving and living.

  3. Richard Pryor:

    I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals.

  4. Mario Ziello:

    The poor are often more willing to help others because they know what suffering is like.

  5. Mario Lopez:

    This is killing the Republican Party and setting back the cause of Republican victory for sure, there is no question that Latino perceptions of the GOP are suffering a serious setback at the hands of Trump and those who back his wrongful and noxious language.

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