affliction


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af·flic·tion

 (ə-flĭk′shən)
n.
1. A condition of pain, suffering, or distress: the affliction of arthritis. See Synonyms at trial.
2. A cause of pain, suffering, or distress: "The mount twists wind and weather to alter them into afflictions as a heartless monarch does laws" (William Least Heat-Moon). See Synonyms at burden.

affliction

(əˈflɪkʃən)
n
1. a condition of great distress, pain, or suffering
2. something responsible for physical or mental suffering, such as a disease, grief, etc

af•flic•tion

(əˈflɪk ʃən)

n.
1. a distressed or painful state; misery.
2. a cause of mental or bodily pain.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin]
af•flic′tive, adj.
af•flic′tive•ly, adv.
syn: See misfortune.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.affliction - a state of great suffering and distress due to adversityaffliction - a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity
adversity, hard knocks, hardship - a state of misfortune or affliction; "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship"
crown of thorns, cross - any affliction that causes great suffering; "that is his cross to bear"; "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns"
2.affliction - a condition of suffering or distress due to ill healthaffliction - a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health
health problem, ill health, unhealthiness - a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
deformity, malformation, misshapenness - an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed
3.affliction - a cause of great suffering and distress
trouble - an event causing distress or pain; "what is the trouble?"; "heart trouble"
calvary, martyrdom - any experience that causes intense suffering
tribulation, visitation, trial - an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event; "his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him"; "life is full of tribulations"; "a visitation of the plague"
curse, torment - a severe affliction
attack - a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea"
bane, nemesis, scourge, curse - something causing misery or death; "the bane of my life"

affliction

affliction

noun
1. A state of physical or mental suffering:
2. The condition of being sick:
3. Something hard to bear physically or emotionally:
4. A cause of suffering or harm:
Translations
بَلْوى، مِحْنَة، مَرَض، ألَم
neštěstíutrpení
plage
kärsimystuska
szenvedés
raun, òjáning, ógæfa

affliction

[əˈflɪkʃən] N
1. (= suffering) → aflicción f, congoja f
2. (bodily) → mal m
the afflictions of old agelos achaques de la vejez
3. (= misfortune) → desgracia f, infortunio m
it's a terrible afflictiones una desgracia tremenda

affliction

[əˈflɪkʃən] naffliction f

affliction

n
(= distress)Not f, → Bedrängnis f; (= pain)Leiden pl, → Schmerzen pl
(= cause of suffering, blindness etc) → Gebrechen nt; (illness) → Beschwerde f; (worry) → Sorge f; the afflictions of old ageAltersbeschwerden pl; the government is itself the nation’s greatest afflictiondie Regierung ist selbst die größte Last für das Volk

affliction

[əˈflɪkʃn] n (suffering) → afflizione f, sofferenza; (bodily) → infermità f inv

afflict

(əˈflikt) verb
to give pain or distress to (a person etc). She is continually afflicted by/with headaches.
afˈfliction (-ʃən) noun
Her deafness is a great affliction to her.

affliction

n. aflicción, padecimiento, sufrimiento.

affliction

n aflicción f, mal m, padecimiento
References in classic literature ?
What it was, she had no idea as yet, but left it for time to tell her, and meanwhile, found her greatest affliction in the fact that she couldn't read, run, and ride as much as she liked.
As soon as he was old enough to sit up alone and toddle about, another affliction, the nervous motion of his body, became apparent.
Edna was a little miss, just merging into her teens; and the realization that she herself was nothing, nothing, nothing to the engaged young man was a bitter affliction to her.
Into this festal season of the year -- as it already was, and continued to be during the greater part of two centuries -- the Puritans compressed whatever mirth and public joy they deemed allowable to human infirmity; thereby so far dispelling the customary cloud, that, for the space of a single holiday, they appeared scarcely more grave than most other communities at a period of general affliction.
To Teta Elzbieta especially the very suggestion was an affliction.
I would do even the same for the slaveholder as for the slave, if the Lord brought him to my door in affliction.
The old count saw with affliction this changement in his son," whose cause he could not divine, and tried to divert his mind into cheerful channels, but to no purpose.
My first doth affliction denote, Which my second is destin'd to feel And my whole is the best antidote That affliction to soften and heal.
They encouraged each other now in the violence of their affliction.
She told me one evening, when more disposed to be communicative than usual, that John's conduct, and the threatened ruin of the family, had been a source of profound affliction to her: but she had now, she said, settled her mind, and formed her resolution.
Compare the present occasion with such an affliction as that, and be thankful for the friends you have, instead of coveting more.
Heavily the thunder-clouds of Affliction had gathered over the house -- heavily, but not at their darkest yet.