a state of acute pain
misery resulting from affliction
"the death of his wife caused him great distress"
feelings of mental or physical pain
troubled by pain or loss;
very unhappy; full of misery;
"he felt depressed and miserable"
"a message of hope for suffering humanity"
"wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"
- He watched her suffering with clinical detachment.
- Her words mitigated my suffering.
- She bore her sufferings bravely.
- To some life means pleasure, to others suffering.