One word I can think of is "bear". Any other words for it? I hate the idea of repeating the same word again and again. I want to use it for trivial things which make your life inconvenient but not hell.

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    Try endure: "Some things we have to endure." – Robusto Aug 26 '15 at 11:18
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    To put up with can also be abide. – tchrist Aug 26 '15 at 12:24
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    Another option (with roughly the same meaning as endure) is tolerate. – Sven Yargs Aug 27 '15 at 3:36
  • How do you vote on a comment? Many comments I see best all the answers. I'd click endure but I don't seem to have those magic powers yet (and if they're awarded, I'll probably never obtain) – user116032 Aug 29 '15 at 19:43
  • @user116032 I am not sure about what minimum reputation is needed to vote on a comment but once you achieve it, you just need to hover your cursor over the comment of your interest and you will see a grey colored upward pointing arrow(vote up) icon on the top left corner of the block(sort of?) which would turn into maroon color once you click on it. – Jony Agarwal Aug 31 '15 at 11:18

Struggle with
Agonise over
Contend with
Deal with
Trouble over


I particularly like deal with, proposed by @MDMcDMD. Here's a way to use it:

My mother-in-law has her arthritis to deal with.


We all have our troubles

is a nice way of complaining.

Here's a nice made-up noun my German spouse invented once:

... the tougheties of life


How about overcome challenges?

  • No, your partly-philosophical answer is not relevant. I need to highlight the mild pain. – Jony Agarwal Aug 30 '15 at 13:37
  • I suggest you remove euphemistic from the question title. From merriam-webster.com/dictionary/euphemism : a mild or pleasant word or phrase that is used instead of one that is unpleasant or offensive – Fuhrmanator Aug 30 '15 at 13:46
  • why? what's wrong with that? I really need a 'mild' word. Is there any other word I could use instead of euphemistic? – Jony Agarwal Aug 30 '15 at 14:15
  • I'm not sure I understand what you want. Anyone who has overcome a challenge knows that there's some mild pain involved. Arthritis can be challenging. Aerobic workouts or hikes can be challenging. Bad traffic can be challenging, etc. No pain, no gain. – Fuhrmanator Aug 30 '15 at 14:26
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    Not sure everyone agrees with your definition of challenging :-) consumeraffairs.com/news/… – Fuhrmanator Aug 30 '15 at 14:40

"Withstand" or just "stand" : "She withstood the loss..."




endure (that reminds me of a Revenge episode :))

agonise (not really softer)

sustain (as in sustain an injury)


I don't know if the one you are looking for is in this list.

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