infliction


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Related to infliction: Intentional infliction of emotional distress

in·flic·tion

 (ĭn-flĭk′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of imposing or meting out something unpleasant.
2. Something, such as punishment, that is inflicted.

in•flic•tion

(ɪnˈflɪk ʃən)

n.
1. the act of inflicting.
2. something inflicted, as punishment or suffering.
[1525–35; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infliction - the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)
enforcement - the act of enforcing; ensuring observance of or obedience to
trade protection, protection - the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition; "he made trade protection a plank in the party platform"
regimentation - the imposition of order or discipline
reimposition - imposition again
taxation - the imposition of taxes; the practice of the government in levying taxes on the subjects of a state
revenue enhancement, tax, taxation - charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
2.infliction - an act causing pain or damage
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
3.infliction - something or someone that causes troubleinfliction - something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; "washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer"; "a bit of a bother"; "he's not a friend, he's an infliction"
negative stimulus - a stimulus with undesirable consequences
nuisance - (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive
irritant, thorn - something that causes irritation and annoyance; "he's a thorn in my flesh"
plague - an annoyance; "those children are a damn plague"

infliction

noun imposition, administration, perpetration, exaction without the unnecessary or cruel infliction of pain

infliction

noun
An excessive, unwelcome burden:
Translations
فَرْض، إنْزال، تَسْديد
udělení
tildeling
kirováskiszabás
íòynging; byrîi
uloženie

infliction

[ɪnˈflɪkʃən] N (= act) → imposición f; (= penalty etc) → pena f, castigo m

infliction

n
(= act) (of punishment, fine)Verhängung f(on, upon gegen), Auferlegung f; (of suffering, damage, pain)Zufügen nt; (of wound)Zufügen nt, → Beibringen nt
(= misfortune)Plage f, → Kreuz nt

infliction

[ɪnˈflɪkʃn] nl'infliggere m

inflict

(inˈflikt) verb
(with on) to give or impose (something unpleasant and unwanted). Was it necessary to inflict such a punishment on him?; She is always inflicting her company on me.
inˈfliction (-ʃən) noun
References in classic literature ?
To the individual before us, it could only be a grief, intense in due proportion with the severity of the infliction.
It was a circumstance to he noted on the summer morning when our story begins its course, that the women, of whom there were several in the crowd, appeared to take a peculiar interest in whatever penal infliction might be expected to ensue.
The act of paying is perhaps the most uncomfortable infliction that the two orchard thieves entailed upon us.
All knew, very well, that the indulgences which had been accorded to them were not from their mistress, but from their master; and that, now he was gone, there would be no screen between them and every tyrannous infliction which a temper soured by affliction might devise.
Even the calm and patient face of Doctor Strong expressed some little sense of pain, I thought, under the infliction of these compliments.
I was terror-stricken, my voice stuck in my throat, and I was in the deepest distress; nevertheless I summoned up my strength as well as I could, and in a trembling and piteous voice I addressed such words to him as induced him to stay the infliction of a punishment so severe.
Still, let it not be supposed that amid this affected resignation to the will of Providence, the unfortunate inn-keeper did not writhe under the double misery of seeing the hateful canal carry off his customers and his profits, and the daily infliction of his peevish partner's murmurs and lamentations.
And of your infliction," cried Elizabeth with energy.
They were at a loss to know whether he had been scalped in battle, or enjoyed a natural immunity from that belligerent infliction.
I was about to utter an impertinence, I confess, ma'am, but recollected in time, that young men's protestations of what THEY would do by way of reforming the world, is not of half the importance to others that they so often fancy; so I shall spare you the infliction.
But a grumpy recluse cannot worry his subordinates: whereas the man in whom the sense of duty is strong (or, perhaps, only the sense of self-importance), and who persists in airing on deck his moroseness all day - and perhaps half the night - becomes a grievous infliction.
But it was not so easy a matter to get out of the clutches of the old wizard; he fastened on the unfortunate limb as if it were something for which he had been long seeking, and muttering some kind of incantation continued his discipline, pounding it after a fashion that set me well nigh crazy; while Mehevi, upon the same principle which prompts an affectionate mother to hold a struggling child in a dentist's chair, restrained me in his powerful grasp, and actually encouraged the wretch in this infliction of torture.