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[verb] feel pain or be in pain
[verb] undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); "She suffered a fracture in the accident"; "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"; "She got a bruise on her leg"; "He got his arm broken in the scuffle"
[verb] feel unwell or uncomfortable; "She is suffering from the hot weather"
[verb] get worse; "His grades suffered"
[verb] be set at a disadvantage; "This author really suffers in translation"
[verb] put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"
[verb] endure (emotional pain); "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"
[verb] undergo or be subjected to; "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom"
[verb] undergo or suffer; "meet a violent death"; "suffer a terrible fate"
[verb] feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?"
[verb] be given to; "She suffers from a tendency to talk too much"
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\Suf"fer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suffered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suffering}.] [OE. suffren, soffren, OF. sufrir, sofrir, F. souffrir, (assumed) LL. sofferire, for L. sufferre; sub under + ferre to bear, akin to E. bear. See {Bear} to support.] 1. To feel, or endure, with pain, annoyance, etc.; to submit to with distress or grief; to undergo; as, to suffer pain of body, or grief of mind. 2. To endure or undergo without sinking; to support; to sustain; to bear up under. Our spirit and strength entire, Strongly to suffer and support our pains. --Milton. 3. To undergo; to be affected by; to sustain; to experience; as, most substances suffer a change when long exposed to air and moisture; to suffer loss or damage. If your more ponderous and settled project May suffer alteration. --Shak. 4. To allow; to permit; not to forbid or hinder; to tolerate. Thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him. --Lev. xix. 17. I suffer them to enter and possess. --Milton. Syn: To permit; bear; endure; support; sustain; allow; admit; tolerate. See {Permit}.
\Suf"fer\, v. i. 1. To feel or undergo pain of body or mind; to bear what is inconvenient; as, we suffer from pain, sickness, or sorrow; we suffer with anxiety. O well for him whose will is strong! He suffers, but he will not suffer long. --Tennyson. 2. To undergo punishment; specifically, to undergo the penalty of death. The father was first condemned to suffer upon a day appointed, and the son afterwards the day following. --Clarendon. 3. To be injured; to sustain loss or damage. Public business suffers by private infirmities. --Sir W. Temple.

Synonyms for suffer

abide, ache, bear, brook, endure, endure, get, hurt, hurt, meet, put up, stand, stomach, support, sustain, tolerate

Antonyms: be well, enjoy

See also: accept | agonise | allow | anguish | comprehend | crock up | die | famish | get | have | lean | perceive | run | sting | suffocate | swallow | take | tend | undergo | worsen |

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Let's analyse "suffer" as pure text. This string has Six letters in Two syllables and Two vowels. 33.3% of vowels is 5.3% less then average English word. Written in backwards: REFFUS. Average typing speed for these characters is 1680 milliseconds. [info]

Morse code: ... ..- ..-. ..-. . .-.


Hearts desire number calculated from vowels: suffer: 3 + 5 = 8, reduced: 8 . and the final result is Eight.
Destiny number calculated from all letters: suffer: 1 + 3 + 6 + 6 + 5 + 9 = 30, reduced: 3, and the final result is Three.

Tarot cards

Letter Num. Tarot c. Intensity Meaning
E (1) 5 Hierophant Wise, Crafty, Daring, Inventive
F (2) 6 Lovers Practical, Faithful, Organizer
R (1) 18 Moon Patient, Determined, Strong
S (1) 19 Sun Colorful, Bright, Perceptive
U (1) 21 World Gifted, Generous, Bountiful

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