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[sˈʌfəɹɪŋ], [sˈʌfəɹɪŋ], [s_ˈʌ_f_ə_ɹ_ɪ_ŋ]

Synonyms for Suffering:

pain (noun)

ache, affliction, agony, anguish, back-ache, bite, bruise, burn, chafing, cramp, crick, discomfort, distress, earache, grief, gripe, headache, hurt, inflammation, infliction, injury, irritation, malaise, migraine, misery, pain, painfulness, pang, rack, smarting, sore, spasm, stab, sting, stitch, throb, throe, torment, torture, wound, wrench.

abiding (verb)

abiding, bearing, continuing, enduring, experiencing, going on, lasting, lingering, persevering, persisting, putting up with, remaining, tarrying, tolerating, undergoing.

paining (verb)

aching, afflicting, agonizing, anguishing, cramping, discomforting, distressing, hurting, inflaming, irritating, paining, racking, stinging, stitching, throbbing, tormenting, torturing, wrenching.

Other synonyms and related words:

Desolateness, Languishing, Ruth, Tic Douloureux, Wo, Wrung, abhor, abide, abject, abominate, abstemiousness, abstention, abstinence, abuse, accept, accepting, aches and pains, acknowledge, acquire, acquiring, acquitting, acutely, adjoining, admission, admissive, admit, admitting, adversity, affection, affirming, afflicted, agitated, agonised, agonize, agonized, agree, ailing, aiming, allow, allowance, allowing, amazing, amends, ancient place name, angina, angina pectoris, angst, anguished, annoy, anxiety, anxious, apprehend, apprehensive, ardently, arresting, arriving, asceticism, assembling, assuming, atonement, attain, austerity, authorizing, backing, bad luck, badness, baffling, bane, battle, become, behaving, bestowing, bewildering, birthing, blow, bodily pain, bodily suffering, body pain, bolstering, borne down, bowed down, braving, brightly, broken-hearted, brooking, bruising, burden, calamity, capturing, care, careworn, carrying, cataclysm, catastrophe, catch, cause, causing, cephalalgia, charge, commencing, comporting, comprehend, concentrating, concern, concession, condensing, conducting, confirming, consenting, consuming, contacting, containing, contract, contracting, contributing, contrition, converging, conveying, convulsed, corroborating, cost, countenancing, crisis, crucified, crucifixion, curse, cut, cut up, damage, damnation, dashed, deep, deep sense, deeply, defending, dejection, delivering, demon &amp, deplorable, deporting, depression, deprivation, desisting, desolation, despair, despicable, despondency, destroying, destruction, detest, detriment, developing, difficulty, digesting, disadvantage, disaster, discern, discomposure, displeased, disquiet, disquieted, distraint, distraught, distressed, dolor, dolour, down fallen, downtrodden, dumbfounding, earn, earnestly, emotion, encountering, endorsing, endurance, endure, engendering, enjoying, erecting, evil, excruciation, execrable, expecting, expense, experience, expressing passion, facing, fathering, fearful, featuring, feel, feel miserable about, feeling, fending, fervently, fetching, fiercely, filling, fixing, forcefully, foregathering, fretful, fulfilling, full of pain, gain, gall and wormwood, gathering, generating, gestating, get, giving up, go through, gout, granting, graveling, greatly, grieving, griped, hagridden, hapless, happy, hard luck, hard times, hardship, harm, harrowed, have hard time, heartache, heartbreak, heartburn, heartstricken, hindering, housing, hungering, ill, ill at ease, impeding, impression, in distress, in limbo, in pain, inconvenience, incurring, inducing, indulgent, ingesting, injuring, inspiration, intense mournfulness, intensely, intensively, ischiagra, keenly, keeping away from, labouring, lacerated, laid up, lax, lenient, lesion, life, live through, living, living death, living hell, longing, love, low, low-down, lumbago, maintaining, martyrdom, martyred, martyrized, matching, measly, melancholy, mental suffering, mightily, mischief, miserable, misfortunate, misfortune, misplacing, missing, mothering, mystifying, nasty blow, necessitous, needing, nervous, neuralgia, nightmare, nominating, nonplussing, nonprohibitive, nourishing, nurturing, obtaining, odontalgia, offending, offering, on edge, on tenterhooks, on the rack, opposing, oppression, ordeal, otalgia, overcome, owning, pained, paltry, pangs, paroxysm, passing, passion, pathetic, pathos, patience, patronising, patronizing, peccancy, penalty, penance, penitence, perceive, perdition, permission, permissive, permitting, perplexing, perturbed, physical pain, physical suffering, pining, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, playing, podagra, poor, possessing, posting, poverty, poverty-stricken, powerfully, pressure, prevailing, privation, producing, profoundly, prolonging, providing, psychological suffering, punishment, purchasing, purgatory, put up with, puzzling, quagmire, racked, raising, rearing, receding, receive, receiving, refusal, refusing, regret, remorse, renouncing, renunciation, reparation, repentance, resisting, response, retreating, rheumatism, rigor, ruin, ruthful, sadness, sanction, sanctioning, satisfying, scathe, sciatica, scourge, scramming, scummy, scurvy, self-denial, self-deprivation, self-mortification, self-punishment, sensation, severely, sharply, shock, shoot, shooting, sick, siring, slimy, smart, sore spot, soreness, sorrow, spiting, starting, staying, stimulating, stomach ache, stomaching, strain, stress, stress of life, strife, stroke, strongly, stupefying, submitting, subscribing, substantiating, suffer, sufferance, suffrance, sunk, supportance, supporting, surviving, sustaining, swallowing, swearing off, sympathy, take, tend, tender spot, tenseness, tension, test, throes, tinning, tolerance, tolerant, toleration, tolerative, toothache, tormented, tormina, torticollis, tortured, touching, tragedy, trauma, travail, trial, tribulation, trouble, troubled, troubling, twinge, twisted, twitch, ugly, uncomfortable, under the harrow, undergo, underpinning, unease, uneasy, unhappiness, unhappy, unmanned, unnerved, unpleasantness, unprohibitive, unwell, unworthy, upset, vehemently, very unhappy, vexation, vile, violently, vividly, want, weathering, woe, woeful, woefulness, worried, worry, worrying, worsen, worthless, wounded, wounding, wretched, wretchedness, yearning.

Quotes for Suffering:

  1. It has always appeared to me, that there is so much to be done in this world, that all self -inflicted suffering which cannot be turned to good account for others, is a loss- a loss, if you may so express it, to the spiritual world. Arthur Helps.
  2. One must learn to love, and go through a good deal of suffering to get to it... and the journey is always towards the other soul. David Herbert Lawrence.
  3. We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety. John Lubbock.