What is suffer?

  • (verb): Undergo or be subjected to.
    Synonyms: endure
    See also — Additional definitions below


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More definitions of "suffer":

  • (verb): Be given to.
    Example: "She suffers from a tendency to talk too much"
  • (verb): Feel physical pain.
    Synonyms: hurt, ache
  • (verb): Get worse.
    Example: "His grades suffered"
  • (verb): Undergo (as of injuries and illnesses).
    Synonyms: sustain, have, get
  • (verb): Undergo or suffer.
    Example: "Suffer a terrible fate"
    Synonyms: meet
  • (verb): Endure (emotional pain).
    Example: "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"
  • (verb): Feel unwell or uncomfortable.
    Example: "She is suffering from the hot weather"
  • (verb): Feel pain or be in pain.
    Synonyms: hurt
  • (verb): Be set at a disadvantage.
    Synonyms: lose

Famous quotes containing the word suffer:

    Proverbs, like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of the intuitions. That which the droning world, chained to appearances, will not allow the realist to say in his own words, it will suffer him to say in proverbs without contradiction.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    To suffer woes which Hope thinks infinite;
    To forgive wrongs darker than Death or Night;
    To defy Power, which seems Omnipotent;
    To love, and bear; to hope, till Hope creates
    From its own wreck the thing it contemplates;
    Neither to change nor falter nor repent;
    This, like thy glory, Titan! is to be
    Good, great and joyous, beautiful and free;
    This is alone Life, Joy, Empire and Victory.
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    My curiosity to see the melancholy spectacle of the executions was so strong that I could not resist it, although I was sensible that I would suffer much from it.... I got upon a scaffold near the fatal tree so that I could clearly see all the dismal scene.... I was most terribly shocked, and thrown into a very deep melancholy.
    James Boswell (1740–1795)