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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    sufferings, pain, misery, plight, distress, hardship, agony, suffer, anguish, experiencing, grief, hardships

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How to use suffering in a sentence?

  1. Lady Gaga:

    I stand behind these women 1000 percent, believe them, and know they are suffering and in pain, and feel strongly that their voices should be heard and taken seriously.

  2. Stavros Theodorakis:

    Greek society is suffering from the constant postponement of a deal.

  3. Toshitake Kuwahara:

    We had no intention of showing off, we just wanted to do something for citizens who might be suffering due to LGBT issues.

  4. Steve Mellin:

    The defendant comes into court to be formally charged with murdering a little boy, murdering two women and a police officer, he has had months to reflect on the pain and suffering that he has caused. But when he's put in that holding cell, you cannot see a trace of remorse on his face. He paces, he fluffs his hair, and he makes obscene gestures at the marshals watching over him.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    To me, Good Friday represents one of the most important events in the evolution of religious beliefs and humanity, not only for Christianity but for mankind in general, for it represents the greatest sacrifice by Jesus Christ as much as the exceptional suffering and passion in Jesus Christ’s‘ life. This sentence by Jesus Christ, “Father, forgive them they know not what they do.“, signifies the ultimate and the highest level of forgiving despite the venomous actions and horrible sins of enemies. Good Friday is the special day for meditation on the sufferings and sacrifices made by Jesus Christ for mankind, and most importantly, for gathering the strength to forgive one’s worst enemies regardless of their unacceptable actions.


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