: 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
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