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 ?
In very much this way Topsy's training proceeded, for a year or two,--Miss Ophelia worrying herself, from day to day, with her, as a kind of chronic plague, to whose inflictions she became, in time, as accustomed, as persons sometimes do to the neuralgia or sick headache.
But the practitioners of the barbarous art, so remorseless in their inflictions upon the brawny limbs of the warriors of the tribe, seem to be conscious that it needs not the resources of their profession to augment the charms of the maidens of the vale.
Many people would think this intimacy one of the most painful inflictions in the course of my task; but was he not a tool of the most valuable kind?