verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- suez canal crisis,
- sufentanil citrate,
- suffer fools gladly,
Origin of suffer
Examples from the Web for sufferable
It is so difficult to condole in a manner at all sufferable.Trevethlan (Vol 3 of 3)|William Davy Watson
Even Bully Pigeon was sufferable (as Paddy observed), if he was not altogether agreeable.The Three Midshipmen|W.H.G. Kingston
If Socialism should be the inevitable outcome it would at least come from the top and so be sufferable.The Living Present|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Your Madame must be insufferable indeed, seeing that her knowledge of these subjects and men did not make her sufferable to you.The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)|Frederic G. Kenyon
Lady Ann was offended, and seriously: was alliance with such a woman permissible or sufferable?There and Back|George MacDonald
- to be ill with, esp recurrently
- to be given tohe suffers from a tendency to exaggerate
Word Origin for suffer
early 13c., "to be made to undergo, endure" (pain, death, punishment, judgment, grief), from Anglo-French suffrir, Old French sufrir, from Vulgar Latin *sufferire, variant of Latin sufferre "to bear, undergo, endure, carry or put under," from sub "up, under" (see sub-) + ferre "to carry" (see infer).
Replaced Old English þolian, þrowian. Meaning "to meekly submit to hardship" is from late 13c. That of "to undergo" (distress, suffering, etc.) is mid-14c. Meaning "to tolerate, allow" something to occur or continue is recorded from mid-13c. Related: Suffered; suffering.
see not suffer fools gladly.