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Meaning & Definition of Suffering in English

English

Suffering

/səfərɪŋ/

noun

1. A state of acute pain

    synonym:
  • agony
  • ,
  • suffering
  • ,
  • excruciation

2. Misery resulting from affliction

    synonym:
  • suffering
  • ,
  • woe

3. Psychological suffering

  • "The death of his wife caused him great distress"
    synonym:
  • distress
  • ,
  • hurt
  • ,
  • suffering

4. Feelings of mental or physical pain

    synonym:
  • suffering
  • ,
  • hurt

adjective

1. Troubled by pain or loss

  • "Suffering refugees"
    synonym:
  • suffering

2. Very unhappy

  • Full of misery
  • "He felt depressed and miserable"
  • "A message of hope for suffering humanity"
  • "Wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"
    synonym:
  • miserable
  • ,
  • suffering
  • ,
  • wretched

Examples of using

According to a survey, 1 billion people are suffering from poverty in the world.
The ice of southern Argentina is suffering from the effects of climate change.
The two poems express human suffering.