suffering meaning

  • Suffering, or pain in a broad sense, may be an experience of unpleasantness and aversion associated with the perception of harm or threat of harm in an individual.
  • Suffering is often categorized as physical or mental. It may come in all degrees of intensity, from mild to intolerable. Factors of duration and frequency of occurrence usually compound that of intensity.
  • Suffering occurs in the lives of sentient beings in numerous manners, and often dramatically. As a result, many fields of human activity are concerned with some aspects of suffering.

    Definition of suffering in English Dictionary

  • NounPLsufferingsSUF-ing
    1. The condition of someone who suffers; a state of pain or distress.
      1. Robins, of Torquay, had denied a single charge of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. She claimed the microwave was accidentally turned on by one of the cats after the kitten got inside. But Knutton said the kitten was too small to even get onto the work surface.
  • Verb
    1. present participle of suffer.
    2. Adjective
      1. Experiencing pain. syn.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • This text explains in layperson's terms how supernutrition, magnetic therapy and other cutting edge therapies can offer hope to those suffering from so-called untreatable conditions.
          • They are extremely effective in reducing pain, which many medical studies suggest is widely undertreated in patients suffering serious illness.
          • In a postacute care study mortality was found to be increased in patients suffering severe delirium in the nondementia patient group, regardless of the subtype.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • As they do they're encountering barn swallows, and the meeker barnies are suffering.
          • Though sexual myths project the image of the black male "pussy bandit," the "player" as the erotic hero leading this life of endless pleasure, behind the mask is the reality of suffering.
          • ...all the hinges of the animal frame are subverted, every animal function is vitiated; the carcass retains but just life enough to make it capable of suffering.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Verb forms
                • Participles
                  • Present participles
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            Meaning of suffering for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "suffering" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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            Definiteness: Level 6
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