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Noun
The condition of someone who suffers
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“We naturally empathize with the suffering of others, as to do otherwise would not be human.”
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The state of having a lack of something that is necessary or essential
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A sudden short bout of an illness or stress
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A cause of great distress or misfortune
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Prolonged cruel or unjust treatment, especially through the exercise of authority
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A continuous or prolonged dull pain in a part of one's body
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(religion) A state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinner passes after death
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Physical harm that impairs the value, usefulness, or normal function of something
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A punishment imposed for breaking a law, rule, or contract
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The ability to withstand prolonged hardship
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Adjective
Experiencing pain
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“Suffering endears men to me, because a suffering man resembles me.”
Adjective
In poor health
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Having an ache in a part of one's body
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Injured
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Causing great physical or mental pain
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Extremely poor
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Verb
Being afflicted with something unfortunate
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“Terry Conklin would suffer a humiliating defeat to James Roper in the ring despite the great amount of hype.”
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Suffering intense distress or strain
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Present participle for to feel deep sadness, distress or anguish
“The family would suffer greatly from the passing of their dear grandfather.”
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Present participle for to become, or appear worse, in quality
“The quality of the company's products would continue to suffer under incompetent management.”
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Present participle for to be afflicted by
“If you have allergic asthma, you or other family members may well also suffer from eczema or hay fever.”
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(archaic) Present participle for to tolerate
“I will no longer suffer your incessant self-aggrandizement!”
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Present participle for to allow (someone) to do something
“My conscience would not suffer me to accept any more.”
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