infliction


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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 ?
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.
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.
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.
The seats and backs are thickly padded and cushioned and are very comfortable; you can smoke if you wish; there are no bothersome peddlers; you are saved the infliction of a multitude of disagreeable fellow passengers.
The wound was small, but the point of the blade had touched the heart of the victim, who lay on his back, pale, fixed, dead, as if he had scarcely moved after the infliction of the blow.
The Ancient Mariner would shake his head sadly; and Daughtry, who likewise was hurt by the infliction of hurt on unoffending animals, would sympathize with him and fetch him unbidden another of the expensive three-for-a-dollar cigars so that his feelings might be soothed.
a similar infliction, I have done violence to my own feelings.
Anyone caught violating this rule was promptly punished by the infliction of one of the weird penances for which Mr.
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.
As it was, it was almost impossible to help it, for he not only bothered me with the infliction of his own presence, but he kept me from the enjoyment of more agreeable society.
The act of paying is perhaps the most uncomfortable infliction that the two orchard thieves entailed upon us.
And of your infliction," cried Elizabeth with energy.