suffering noun

ADJ. great, intense, terrible, unbearable | needless, unnecessary | widespread | human | mental, physical The taunts of her schoolmates caused her intense mental suffering.

QUANT. amount The western world has contributed to the immense amount of suffering in underdeveloped countries.

VERB + SUFFERING cause (sb), inflict | increase | alleviate, ease, reduce, relieve These tablets should relieve his suffering for a couple of hours. | endure, experience

PHRASES pain and suffering His life was one of pain and suffering.