sufferingly

suffering

[suhf-er-ing, suhf-ring]
noun
1.
the state of a person or thing that suffers.
2.
Often, sufferings. something suffered by a person or a group of people; pain: the sufferings of the slaves.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see suffer, -ing1

sufferingly, adverb
unsuffering, adjective


1. agony, torment, torture; pain, distress.
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suffering (ˈsʌfərɪŋ, ˈsʌfrɪŋ)
 
n
1.  the pain, misery, or loss experienced by a person who suffers
2.  the state or an instance of enduring pain, etc
 
'sufferingly
 
adv

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suffer
early 13c., "to undergo, endure" (pain, death, punishment, judgment, grief), from Anglo-Fr. suffrir, from O.Fr. sufrir, from V.L. *sufferire, variant of L. sufferre "to bear, undergo, endure, carry or put under," from sub "up, under" + ferre "to carry" (see infer). Replaced
O.E. þolian, þrowian. Meaning "to tolerate, allow" is recorded from late 13c.
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