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suffering

[suhf-er-ing, suhf-ring] /ˈsʌf ər ɪŋ, ˈsʌf rɪŋ/
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
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see suffer, -ing1
Related forms
sufferingly, adverb
unsuffering, adjective
Synonyms
1. agony, torment, torture; pain, distress.
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British Dictionary definitions for unsuffering

suffering

/ˈsʌfərɪŋ; ˈsʌfrɪŋ/
noun
1.
the pain, misery, or loss experienced by a person who suffers
2.
the state or an instance of enduring pain, etc
Derived Forms
sufferingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unsuffering

suffering

n.

"patient enduring of hardship," mid-14c.; "undergoing of punishment, affliction, etc.," late 14c., verbal noun from suffer (v.).

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