tribulation

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trib·u·la·tion

 (trĭb′yə-lā′shən)
n.
1. Great affliction, trial, or distress; suffering: a time of great tribulation. See Synonyms at trial.
2. An experience that tests one's endurance, patience, or faith. See Synonyms at burden.

[Middle English tribulacioun, from Old French tribulacion, from Latin trībulātiō, trībulātiōn-, from trībulātus, past participle of trībulāre, to oppress, from Latin trībulum, threshing-sledge; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]
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tribulation

(ˌtrɪbjʊˈleɪʃən)
n
1. a cause of distress
2. a state of suffering or distress
[C13: from Old French, from Church Latin trībulātiō, from Latin trībulāre to afflict, from trībulum a threshing board, from terere to rub]
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trib•u•la•tion

(ˌtrɪb yəˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
1. grievous trouble; severe trial or suffering.
2. an instance of this; an affliction, trouble, or woe.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Late Latin trībulātiō distress, trouble = Latin tribulā(re) to squeeze, derivative of tribulum threshing sledge (trī, variant s. of terere to rub, crush + -bulum n. suffix of instrument)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tribulation - an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic eventtribulation - 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"
affliction - a cause of great suffering and distress
fire - a severe trial; "he went through fire and damnation"
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tribulation

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tribulation

noun
1. Something hard to bear physically or emotionally:
2. A state of pain or anguish that tests one's resiliency and character:
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Translations

tribulation

[ˌtrɪbjʊˈleɪʃən] N
1. (frm) → tribulación f
2. tribulationsaflicciones fpl
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tribulation

[ˌtrɪbjʊˈleɪʃən] nmalheur m
trials and tribulations
the trials and tribulations of everyday life → les tribulations de la vie quotidienne
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tribulation

nKummer m no pl; tribulationsSorgen pl; (less serious) → Kümmernisse pl; to bear one’s tribulations bravelysein Leid nttapfer tragen ? trial
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tribulation

[ˌtrɪbjʊˈleɪʃn] n (frm) → tribolazione f
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J could not follow the Dispensationalist program and the doctrine of Pretribulationism. [He] was more understanding.