What does suffering mean?

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

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

How to pronounce suffering?

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How to say suffering in sign language?

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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

Examples of suffering in a Sentence

  1. Ken Hu:

    We've seen the damaging effect on many of the companies, including Huawei, from the trade war, as the technology industry, we heavily rely on the global supply chain and the global innovation ecosystem, so we are probably suffering the most right now.

  2. Ma Jun:

    (Diversion) has caused so much suffering and needs so many dams to keep up supply, and that has impacted biodiversity.

  3. Marc Edwards:

    I can't help but comment on the qualities that seem to be valued in administrators at the EPA: willful blindness, in this case to the pain and suffering of Flint residents; unremorseful for their role in causing this man-made disaster; and completely unrepentant.

  4. Judy Clarke:

    For this destruction, suffering and profound loss, there is no excuse, no one is trying to make one. Planting bombs at the Boston Marathon one year and 51 weeks ago was a senseless act.

  5. Bassam Tlaib:

    They dont want her to come, they prevent her because they know shes coming here to see in her own eyes with the delegation, the suffering of the Palestinian people and the violation of the occupation on the peoples lives here.

Images & Illustrations of suffering

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