verb (used without object)
to undergo or feel pain or distress:
The patient is still suffering.
to sustain injury, disadvantage, or loss:
One’s health suffers from overwork. The business suffers from lack of capital.
to undergo a penalty, as of death:
The traitor was made to suffer on the gallows.
to endure pain, disability, death, etc., patiently or willingly.
verb (used with object)
to undergo, be subjected to, or endure (pain, distress, injury, loss, or anything unpleasant):
to suffer the pangs of conscience.
to undergo or experience (any action, process, or condition):
to suffer change.
to tolerate or allow:
I do not suffer fools gladly.
to undergo or be subjected to (pain, punishment, etc)
(transitive) to undergo or experience (anything): to suffer a change of management
(intransitive) to be set at a disadvantage: this author suffers in translation
to be prepared to endure (pain, death, etc): he suffers for the cause of freedom
(transitive) (archaic) to permit (someone to do something): suffer the little children to come unto me
to be ill with, esp recurrently
to be given to: he suffers from a tendency to exaggerate
see: not suffer fools gladly
- Suffer fools gladly
suffer fools gladly definition A person who does not “suffer fools gladly” is one who does not tolerate stupidity in others.
noun 1. an infant or a young animal that is not yet weaned. noun 1. Sir John, 1609–42, English poet. verb (used with object), suckled, suckling. 1. to nurse at the breast or udder. 2. to nourish or bring up. 3. to put to suck. verb (used without object), suckled, suckling. 4. to suck at […]
noun 1. an animal that suckles its young; mammal. 2. a suckling.
verb (used with object), suckled, suckling. 1. to nurse at the breast or udder. 2. to nourish or bring up. 3. to put to suck. verb (used without object), suckled, suckling. 4. to suck at the breast or udder. verb 1. to give (a baby or young animal) milk from the breast or (of a […]