from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The condition of one who suffers; the bearing of pain or distress.
  • noun An instance of pain or distress.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The bearing of pain, inconvenience, or loss; also, pain endured; distress, loss, or injury incurred.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The bearing of pain, inconvenience, or loss; pain endured; distress, loss, or injury incurred
  • adjective Being in pain or grief; having loss, injury, distress, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Experiencing pain. syn.
  • noun The condition of someone who suffers; a state of pain or distress.
  • verb Present participle of suffer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective very unhappy; full of misery
  • noun misery resulting from affliction
  • noun feelings of mental or physical pain
  • noun psychological suffering
  • adjective troubled by pain or loss
  • noun a state of acute pain


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