suffering


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Synonyms for suffering

Synonyms for suffering

a state of prolonged anguish and privation

having a painful ailment

Synonyms for suffering

a state of acute pain

misery resulting from affliction

feelings of mental or physical pain

troubled by pain or loss

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very unhappy

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I know, I feel the terrible extent of suffering this sin of Arthur's has caused to others; but so does every sin cause suffering to others besides those who commit it.
The sufferings from thirst became intense; a fine young dog, their only companion of the kind, gave out, and expired.
Indeed, the sufferings of the traveller on these American deserts is frequently more severe than in the wastes of Africa or Asia, from being less habituated and prepared to cope with them.
Mimi suffered too on account of her cousin's suffering.
For another day nothing occurred to break the monotony of my imprisonment or relieve the suffering superinduced by hunger and thirst.
He was suffering physically at that moment, there was a weight on his chest and he could not breathe.
He was inured to suffering and to the sight of blood and to cruel death; but the desire to live was no less strong within him, and until the last spark of life should flicker and go out, his whole being would remain quick with hope and determination.
But she begged it on her knees, sick and suffering.
The ravages of mental distress affected the soul of man in the same way that acute physical anguish affected the body; and an intelligent being, suffering from a moral malady, had surely a right to destroy himself, a right he shares with the sheep, that, fallen a victim to the 'staggers,' beats its head against a tree.
All very right that he should remain to comfort and help his sister, but he might have written to tell me how she was, or at least to tell me when to expect his return; for he might have known I was suffering tortures of anxiety for her, and uncertainty for my own future prospects.
The work of a suffering and tortured God, did the world then seem to me.
At his sick wife's bedside he had for the first time in his life given way to that feeling of sympathetic suffering always roused in him by the sufferings of others, and hitherto looked on by him with shame as a harmful weakness.
The intense suffering of this experience left a lasting stamp on Dostoevsky's mind.
There is one habitable room in it, in which there is a golden bed; there you will have to live all by yourself, and don't forget that whatever you may see or hear in the night you must not scream out, for if you give as much as a single cry my sufferings will be doubled.
It is possible," cries Benjamin, "for it is so: but though it is natural enough for men to hate even the innocent causes of their sufferings, yet I am of a different temper.