Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun suffering

4 senses of suffering

Sense 1
agony, suffering, excruciation -- (a state of acute pain)
       => pain, hurting -- (a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension")

Sense 2
suffering, woe -- (misery resulting from affliction)
       => misery, wretchedness, miserableness -- (a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune; "the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable")

Sense 3
distress, hurt, suffering -- (psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress")
       => pain, painfulness -- (emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid; "the pain of loneliness")

Sense 4
suffering, hurt -- (feelings of mental or physical pain)
       => pain, painfulness -- (emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid; "the pain of loneliness")

Antonyms of verb suffer

2 of 11 senses of suffer

Sense 1
suffer, endure -- (undergo or be subjected to; "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom")
       Antonym of enjoy (Sense 4)
      => enjoy -- (have for one's benefit; "The industry enjoyed a boom")

Sense 6
suffer, hurt -- (feel pain or be in pain)
       Antonym of be well (Sense 1)
      => be well -- (be healthy; feel good; "She has not been well lately")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb suffer

11 senses of suffer

Sense 1
suffer, endure -- (undergo or be subjected to; "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom")
       => experience, see, go through -- (go or live through; "We had many trials to go through"; "he saw action in Viet Nam")

Sense 2
suffer, sustain, have, get -- (undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); "She suffered a fracture in the accident"; "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"; "She got a bruise on her leg"; "He got his arm broken in the scuffle")
       => experience, receive, have, get -- (go through (mental or physical states or experiences); "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling")

Sense 3
suffer -- (experience (emotional) pain; "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers")
       => feel, experience -- (undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret")

Sense 4
digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up -- (put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage")
       => permit, allow, let, countenance -- (consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam")

Sense 5
suffer -- (get worse; "His grades suffered")
       => worsen, decline -- (grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened")

Sense 6
suffer, hurt -- (feel pain or be in pain)
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 7
hurt, ache, suffer -- (feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?")
       => perceive, comprehend -- (to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon")

Sense 8
suffer -- (feel unwell or uncomfortable; "She is suffering from the hot weather")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 9
suffer -- (be given to; "She suffers from a tendency to talk too much")
       => tend, be given, lean, incline, run -- (have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence")

Sense 10
suffer, meet -- (undergo or suffer; "meet a violent death"; "suffer a terrible fate")
       => experience, see, go through -- (go or live through; "We had many trials to go through"; "he saw action in Viet Nam")

Sense 11
suffer, lose -- (be set at a disadvantage; "This author really suffers in translation")
       => worsen, decline -- (grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened")

Antonyms of adj suffering

2 senses of suffering

Sense 1
suffering -- (troubled by pain or loss; "suffering refugees")

INDIRECT (VIA troubled) -> untroubled -- (not beset by troubles or disturbance or distress; "seemed untroubled by doubts of any kind"; "untroubled sleep"; "a kind untroubled face")

Sense 2
miserable, suffering, wretched -- (very unhappy; full of misery; "he felt depressed and miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering humanity"; "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages")

INDIRECT (VIA unhappy) -> happy -- (enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure; "a happy smile"; "spent many happy days on the beach"; "a happy marriage")

Similarity of adj suffering

2 senses of suffering

Sense 1
suffering -- (troubled by pain or loss; "suffering refugees")
       => troubled (vs. untroubled) -- (characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers")

Sense 2
miserable, suffering, wretched -- (very unhappy; full of misery; "he felt depressed and miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering humanity"; "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages")
       => unhappy (vs. happy) -- (experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent; "unhappy over her departure"; "unhappy with her raise"; "after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence"; "had an unhappy time at school"; "the unhappy (or sad) news"; "he looks so sad")

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