Definitions for sufferingˈsʌf ər ɪŋ, ˈsʌf rɪŋ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
suf•fer•ingˈsʌf ər ɪŋ, ˈsʌf rɪŋ(n.)
the state of one that suffers.
Origin of suffering:
agony, suffering, excruciation(noun)
a state of acute pain
misery resulting from affliction
distress, hurt, suffering(noun)
"the death of his wife caused him great distress"
feelings of mental or physical pain
troubled by pain or loss
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
suffering(noun)ˈsʌf ər ɪŋ, ˈsʌf rɪŋ
the experience of physical or emotional pain
human suffering in the world
The condition of someone who suffers; a state of pain or distress.
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
being in pain or grief; having loss, injury, distress, etc
Suffering, or pain in a broad sense, is an experience of unpleasantness and aversion associated with the perception of harm or threat of harm in an individual. Suffering is the basic element that makes up the negative valence of affective phenomena. Suffering may be qualified as physical or mental. It may come in all degrees of intensity, from mild to intolerable. Factors of duration and frequency of occurrence usually compound that of intensity. Attitudes toward suffering may vary widely, in the sufferer or other people, according to how much it is regarded as avoidable or unavoidable, useful or useless, deserved or undeserved. Suffering occurs in the lives of sentient beings in numerous manners, and often dramatically. As a result, many fields of human activity are concerned, from their own points of view, with some aspects of suffering. These aspects may include the nature of suffering, its processes, its origin and causes, its meaning and significance, its related personal, social, and cultural behaviors, its remedies, management, and uses.
Translations for suffering
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(a feeling of) pain or misery
The shortage of food caused widespread suffering; She keeps complaining about her sufferings.
- عَذاب، مُعاناهArabic
- sofrimentoPortuguese (BR)
- das LeidenGerman
- ταλαιπωρία, δεινοπάθημαGreek
- पीड़ा, कष्ट, दर्द, क्षति, हानि, नुकसान, दु:खभोग, व्यथा, दु:ख, तकलीफHindi
- trpljenje, patnjaCroatian
- kančia, kentėjimasLithuanian
- pijn, noodDutch
- cierpienie, bólPolish
- lidande, nödSwedish
- acı, ıstırapTurkish
- 痛苦Chinese (Trad.)
- sự đau khổVietnamese
- 痛苦，苦难Chinese (Simp.)
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