: pain that is caused by injury, illness, loss, etc. : physical, mental, or emotional pain

sufferings : feelings of pain

Full Definition of SUFFERING

: the state or experience of one that suffers
: pain

Examples of SUFFERING

ways to alleviate human suffering
They hope these new drugs will help to bring an end to the suffering of arthritis patients.
His lawsuit seeks damages for pain and suffering.
the sufferings of the dying
First Known Use of SUFFERING

14th century


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