Nouns (10)
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suffering, woe
n. misery resulting from affliction
suffering, hurt
n. feelings of mental or physical pain
agony, suffering, excruciation
n. a state of acute pain
distress, hurt, suffering
n. psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress"
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Adjectives (4)
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suffering
adj. troubled by pain or loss; "suffering refugees"
miserable, suffering, wretched
adj. very unhappy; full of misery; "he felt depressed and miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering humanity"; "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"
Fuzzynyms (67)
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adversity, hardship, hard knocks
n. a state of misfortune or affliction; "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship"
visitation
n. any disaster or catastrophe; "a visitation of the plague"
affliction
n. a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity
misfortune, bad luck, tough luck, ill luck
n. an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
torture, torment
n. unbearable physical pain
anguish, torment, torture
n. extreme mental distress
misery
n. a feeling of intense unhappiness; "she was exhausted by her misery and grief"
woe, woefulness
n. intense mournfulness
visitation
n. any disaster or catastrophe; "a visitation of the plague"
grief, heartache, heartbreak, brokenheartedness
n. intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)
sorrow
n. an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement; "he tried to express his sorrow at her loss"
misery
n. a feeling of intense unhappiness; "she was exhausted by her misery and grief"
woe, woefulness
n. intense mournfulness
grief, heartache, heartbreak, brokenheartedness
n. intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)
miserable, wretched
adj. characterized by physical misery; "a wet miserable weekend"; "spent a wretched night on the floor"
hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched
adj. deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life"
dejected
adj. affected or marked by low spirits; "is dejected but trying to look cheerful"
dreary, disconsolate, drear, joyless
adj. causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"
brokenhearted, heartbroken, heartsick
adj. full of sorrow
woebegone, woeful
adj. affected by or full of grief or woe; "his sorrow...made him look...haggard and...woebegone"- George du Maurier
chapfallen, chopfallen, crestfallen, deflated
adj. brought low in spirit; "left us fatigued and deflated spiritually"
deplorable, execrable, miserable, woeful, wretched
adj. of very poor quality or condition; "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment"
gloomy, dismal, sorry
adj. causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"
forlorn
adj. marked by or showing hopelessness; "the last forlorn attempt"; "a forlorn cause"
grievous, heartbreaking, heartrending
adj. causing or marked by grief or anguish; "a grievous loss"; "a grievous cry"; "her sigh was heartbreaking"; "the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter"
Synonyms (35)
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sorrowing, mourning, bereaved, bereft, grief-stricken, grieving
adj. sorrowful through loss or deprivation; "bereft of hope"
bitter
adj. proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity; "a bitter struggle"; "bitter enemies"
brokenhearted, heartbroken, heartsick
adj. full of sorrow
unhappy, saddening, doleful
adj. causing or suggestive of sorrow or gloom; "a gloomy outlook"; "gloomy news"
dolorous, dolourous, lachrymose, tearful, weeping
adj. showing sorrow
elegiac
adj. expressing sorrow often for something past; "an elegiac lament for youthful ideals"
grievous, heartbreaking, heartrending
adj. causing or marked by grief or anguish; "a grievous loss"; "a grievous cry"; "her sigh was heartbreaking"; "the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter"
lamentable
adj. bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"
lugubrious
adj. excessively mournful
mournful, plaintive
adj. expressing sorrow
woebegone, woeful
adj. affected by or full of grief or woe; "his sorrow...made him look...haggard and...woebegone"- George du Maurier
sad
adj. of things that make you feel sad; "sad news"; "she doesn't like sad movies"; "it was a very sad story"; "When I am dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me"- Christina Rossetti
regretful, sorry, bad
adj. feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone; "felt regretful over his vanished youth"; "regretful over mistakes she had made"; "he felt bad about breaking the vase"
nostalgic
adj. unhappy about being away and longing for familiar things or persons
lovesick
adj. languishing because of love; "strong men behaving like lovesick boys"
woeful
adj. affected by or full of grief or woe; "his sorrow...made him look...haggard and...woebegone"- George du Maurier
Antonyms (16)
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use, enjoyment
n. (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property; "we were given the use of his boat"
pleasure, pleasance
n. a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience; "he was tingling with pleasure"
pleasure, pleasance
n. a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience; "he was tingling with pleasure"
comfort
n. satisfaction or physical well-being provided by a person or thing; "his friendship was a comfort"; "a padded chair was one of the room's few comforts"
happy
adj. enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure; "a happy smile"; "spent many happy days on the beach"; "a happy marriage"
exultant, exulting, jubilant, prideful, rejoicing, triumphal, triumphant
adj. joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success; "rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day"; "a triumphal success"; "a triumphant shout"
enviable
adj. causing envy; "an enviable position"
suffering
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