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1. suffer

verb. ['ˈsʌfɝ'] undergo (as of injuries and illnesses).

Synonyms

  • collapse
  • break up
  • cramp
  • have
  • experience
  • crock up
  • crack up
  • get
  • sustain
  • break down
  • crack

Antonyms

  • take
  • default
  • boycott
  • disapproval

Etymology

  • suffren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • suffrir (Anglo-Norman)

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Rhymes with Suffer

  • stuffer
  • stouffer
  • snuffer
  • bluffer
  • tougher
  • ruffer
  • rougher
  • puffer
  • nuffer
  • huffer
  • duffer
  • buffer

How do you pronounce suffer?

Pronounce suffer as ˈsəfər.

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Sentences with suffer


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Those who suffer from claustrophobia are advised not to take either tour.

2. Verb, base form
For this period of time, the family may suffer financially.

3. Noun, singular or mass
It’s also the price of life: Without a variety of life -- biodiversity -- ecosystems suffer.

Quotes about suffer


1. Perhaps it's good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he's happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?
- Aldous Huxley

2. Everyone suffers some injustice in life, and what better motivation than to help others not suffer in the same way.
- Bella Thorne

3. Perhaps it's good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he's happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?
- Aldous Huxley

2. suffer

verb. ['ˈsʌfɝ'] undergo or be subjected to.

Synonyms

  • tolerate
  • go through
  • see
  • experience
  • endure

Antonyms

  • level
  • act
  • refrain
  • exclude

Etymology

  • suffren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • suffrir (Anglo-Norman)

3. suffer

verb. ['ˈsʌfɝ'] experience (emotional) pain.

Synonyms

  • abide
  • stick out
  • support
  • grieve
  • digest
  • agonise
  • experience
  • lose
  • put up
  • feel
  • bear
  • stand
  • anguish
  • tolerate
  • brook
  • agonize
  • endure
  • stomach

Antonyms

  • outlaw
  • criminalise
  • reject
  • prevent

Etymology

  • suffren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • suffrir (Anglo-Norman)

4. suffer

verb. ['ˈsʌfɝ'] get worse.

Synonyms

  • worsen
  • lose

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • inactivity
  • abstain

Etymology

  • suffren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • suffrir (Anglo-Norman)

5. suffer

verb. ['ˈsʌfɝ'] put up with something or somebody unpleasant.

Synonyms

  • take lying down
  • pay
  • stick out
  • support
  • swallow
  • stand for
  • hold still for
  • digest
  • bear up
  • permit
  • take a joke
  • put up
  • sit out
  • live with
  • bear
  • stand
  • countenance
  • let
  • tolerate
  • brook
  • accept
  • allow
  • endure
  • stomach

Antonyms

  • disallow
  • integrate
  • stay
  • criminalize

Etymology

  • suffren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • suffrir (Anglo-Norman)

6. suffer

verb. ['ˈsʌfɝ'] feel pain or be in pain.

Synonyms

  • gag
  • be
  • strangle
  • have
  • suffocate
  • choke
  • hunger
  • famish
  • ail
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • be well
  • pay cash
  • charge
  • underpay

Etymology

  • suffren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • suffrir (Anglo-Norman)

7. suffer

verb. ['ˈsʌfɝ'] feel physical pain.

Synonyms

  • perceive
  • sting
  • comprehend
  • catch
  • kill
  • get
  • prick
  • ache
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • lie down
  • yield
  • surrender
  • change

Etymology

  • suffren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • suffrir (Anglo-Norman)

8. suffer

verb. ['ˈsʌfɝ'] feel unwell or uncomfortable.

Synonyms

  • freeze
  • be

Antonyms

  • negate
  • disprove
  • disapprove

Etymology

  • suffren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • suffrir (Anglo-Norman)

9. suffer

verb. ['ˈsʌfɝ'] be set at a disadvantage.

Synonyms

  • worsen
  • decline

Antonyms

  • disbelieve
  • differ
  • expand

Etymology

  • suffren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • suffrir (Anglo-Norman)

10. suffer

verb. ['ˈsʌfɝ'] undergo or suffer.

Synonyms

  • experience
  • see
  • meet

Antonyms

  • lack
  • bull
  • lie
  • sit

Etymology

  • suffren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • suffrir (Anglo-Norman)
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