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Overview of noun suffering

The noun suffering has 4 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (11) agony, suffering, excruciation

(a state of acute pain)

2. (8) suffering, woe

(misery resulting from affliction)

3. (7) distress, hurt, suffering

(psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress")

4. (2) suffering, hurt

(feelings of mental or physical pain)


Overview of verb suffer

The verb suffer has 11 senses? (first 8 from tagged texts)
1. (17) suffer, endure

(undergo or be subjected to; "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom")

2. (17) suffer, sustain, have, get

(undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); "She suffered a fracture in the accident"; "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"; "She got a bruise on her leg"; "He got his arm broken in the scuffle")

3. (12) suffer

(experience (emotional) pain; "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers")

4. (8) digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up

(put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage")

5. (7) suffer

(get worse; "His grades suffered")

6. (4) suffer, hurt

(feel pain or be in pain)

7. (1) hurt, ache, suffer

(feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?")

8. (1) suffer

(feel unwell or uncomfortable; "She is suffering from the hot weather")

9. suffer

(be given to; "She suffers from a tendency to talk too much")

10. suffer, meet

(undergo or suffer; "meet a violent death"; "suffer a terrible fate")

11. suffer, lose

(be set at a disadvantage; "This author really suffers in translation")


Overview of adj suffering

The adj suffering has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) suffering

(troubled by pain or loss; "suffering refugees")

2. (1) miserable, suffering, wretched

(very unhappy; full of misery; "he felt depressed and miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering humanity"; "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages")

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