Synonyms for suffering

Synonyms for (noun) suffering

Synonyms: hurt, suffering

Definition: feelings of mental or physical pain

Similar words: pain, painfulness

Definition: emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid

Usage: the pain of loneliness


Synonyms: hurt, distress, suffering

Definition: psychological suffering

Usage: the death of his wife caused him great distress

Similar words: pain, painfulness

Definition: emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid

Usage: the pain of loneliness


Synonyms: agony, suffering, excruciation

Definition: a state of acute pain

Similar words: pain, hurting

Definition: a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder

Usage: the patient developed severe pain and distension


Synonyms: suffering, woe

Definition: misery resulting from affliction

Similar words: wretchedness, miserableness, misery

Definition: a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune

Usage: the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable

Synonyms for (adjective) suffering

Synonyms: wretched, miserable, suffering

Definition: very unhappy; full of misery

Usage: he felt depressed and miserable; a message of hope for suffering humanity; wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages

Similar words: unhappy

Definition: experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent

Usage: 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


Synonyms: suffering

Definition: troubled by pain or loss

Usage: suffering refugees

Similar words: troubled

Definition: characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need

Usage: troubled areas; fell into a troubled sleep; a troubled expression; troubled teenagers