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suffering

n. the pain, hurt, inconvenience, embarrassment, inability to perform normal activities as a result of injury, usually in the combination "pain and suffering," for which a person injured by another's negligence or wrongdoing may recover "general damages" (a money amount not based on specific calculation like medical bills, but as compensation for the suffering which is subjective and based on the empathy of the trier of the facts---jury or judge without a jury). (See: damages, general damages, injury, negligence, pain and suffering)

See: adversity, anguish, discipline, distress, effect, hardship, misfortune, pain, prostration, punishment, sanction, toll, trouble
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I regret very much that you should have been put to unpleasantness at the Baron's hands; but, the fault (pardon me) is your own.
Merely further unpleasantness. You will agree with me, I am sure, that at present I ought to move with especial care--yes, with very especial care.
Then, begging her pardon for all past unpleasantness, to make her a present of ten thousand roubles and so assist the rupture with Mr.
The point is, that I did actually cause your sister, whom I greatly respect, some trouble and unpleasantness, and so, sincerely regretting it, I want--not to compensate, not to repay her for the unpleasantness, but simply to do something to her advantage, to show that I am not, after all, privileged to do nothing but harm.
He immediately took it upon himself to assure them both that she had given up her idea of seeking a divorce, basing her decision on the fact that she had understood the uselessness of the proceeding; and with infinite relief they had all turned their eyes from the "unpleasantness" she had spared them.
There was a good deal of unpleasantness over the business.
Anne, remembering the unpleasantness of the preceding evening, was very nice to Gilbert; and Gilbert, who was learning wisdom, took care to be nothing save the schoolboy comrade again.
It is not your fault that this unpleasantness has arisen.
McClincy teased that her character will feel "unpleasantness" and "hope" when she finds out about Alpha coming for her in the next episode of "The Walking Dead." The unpleasantness comes from the fact that Lydia is beginning to like her new life at the Hilltop.
I used to enjoy the antics of Clarkson and Co (before all the unpleasantness) but in the last few years of their tenure as hosts it all became a bit like watching Last of the Summer Wine, only with Ferraris and Porsches instead of runaway bathtubs, and fewer decent jokes.
You see, those who actually have to deal with the unpleasantness and unpleasantness, it is of taking care of such situations, the ones close enough to the theatre of action to "see the whites of their eyes", as it were, are always going to be contemplative, even after the events take place.
Five studies examined pain unpleasantness, and showed that cannabinoids were associated with reduced unpleasantness ratings, compared with placebo (95% CI, 0.104-0.472; P = .002).