What does suffering mean?

Definitions for sufferingˈsʌf ər ɪŋ, ˈsʌf rɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word suffering.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. agony, suffering, excruciation(noun)

    a state of acute pain

  2. suffering, woe(noun)

    misery resulting from affliction

  3. distress, hurt, suffering(noun)

    psychological suffering

    "the death of his wife caused him great distress"

  4. suffering, hurt(adj)

    feelings of mental or physical pain

  5. suffering(adj)

    troubled by pain or loss

    "suffering refugees"

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. suffering(Noun)

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

  2. suffering(Adjective)

    Experiencing pain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suffering

    of Suffer

  2. Suffering(noun)

    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

  3. Suffering(adj)

    being in pain or grief; having loss, injury, distress, etc

Freebase

  1. Suffering

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suffering' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3660

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suffering' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4126

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suffering' in Nouns Frequency: #2392

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suffering in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suffering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Adam Abdoulaye:

    We are suffering. We are suffering and it is not over.

  2. Jane Austen:

    One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it unless it has all been suffering, nothing but suffering.

  3. Thich Nhat Hanh:

    People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.

  4. Abu Majid:

    It's a matter of priority. People in the east are suffering. most from Islamic State. In our area, we are suffering from the. regime.

  5. Carly Fiorina on Thursday:

    The facts are clear: Women have been hit hardest by this recession and lackluster economic recovery. That's just a fact. Women are suffering more than men and by the way, African-Americans are suffering as well.

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