Affliction synonyms

ə-flĭk'shən
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A physical weakness or defect; frailty or ailment, as from old age
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(Dial.) A pain (in some part of the body)
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(Sometimes considered offensive) The disadvantage itself, in particular physical or mental disadvantages of people.
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To inflict is defined as to cause or force upon.
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To spread or swarm over destructively:
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Something suffered; pain, distress, or injury
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The distress or suffering, mental or physical, caused by great anxiety, anguish, grief, disappointment, etc.
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Suffering caused by poverty:
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An instance of this; unlucky accident; mishap; mischance
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An experience that tests one's endurance, patience, or faith.
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A trying, troublesome, or annoying person or thing:
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The difficulty or distress resulting to an individual or entity from a court decision, zoning decision, or passage of a law; taken into account as one factor in an equity proceeding.
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(Countable) An event that is adverse; calamity.
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Dire distress resulting from loss or tragedy.
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A complete failure; a fiasco:
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An utter failure
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Something which ails one; a disease; sickness.
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Nausea; qualmishness; as, sickness of stomach.
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(Pathology) An abnormal condition of the body or mind that causes discomfort or dysfunction; distinct from injury insofar as the latter is usually instantaneously acquired.
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Intense emotional suffering caused by loss, disaster, misfortune, etc.; acute sorrow; deep sadness
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A cause of sorrow or misery; a misfortune:
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A source or cause of sorrow; a misfortune:
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A cause of such a mental state
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The feeling of not being happy
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Very sincere and difficult emotional problems or stress
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(Slang) A contest whose outcome has been dishonestly prearranged.
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A state of physical or mental suffering
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An ancient method of trial in which the accused was exposed to physical dangers, from which he or she was supposed to be divinely protected if innocent
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A source of pain, anxiety, or annoyance
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A means to inflict such pain or destruction.
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(Now chiefly dialectal) An instance of danger or peril; a dangerous moment or situation.
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Trouble, distress, etc., or a cause of this
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A source of great worry or stress; weight:
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A source or cause of evil; a scourge:
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(Old Poet.) Deadly harm; ruin; death
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The action or an instance of visiting or an instance of being visited:
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Alternative spelling of tsuris.
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Unsound or disordered.
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Unpropitious, unkind, faulty, not up to reasonable standard.
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Affected by something overwhelming, such as disease, trouble, or painful emotion.
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Physical maltreatment; injury; cruel treatment. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
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Agonizing physical or mental pain; torment.
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An annoying or being annoyed
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The state of being bereaved; deprivation; especially the loss of a relative by death
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(Informal) Bother
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A blow or motion that buffets.
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Anything which impairs the happiness of a being or deprives a being of any good; anything which causes suffering of any kind to sentient beings; injury; mischief; harm.
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Poor health resulting from disease of body or mind; sickness.
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The act of incapacitating or state of being incapacitated; incapacity; disqualification.
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The presence of a large number of pest organisms in an area or field, on the surface of a host or anything that might contact a host, or in the soil.
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The act or process of imposing or meting out something unpleasant.
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The definition of a malady is a disease, ailment or unpleasant condition.
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An act, condition, thing, or person causing trouble, annoyance, or inconvenience
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(Informal) A nuisance; annoyance
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The condition of being vexed; annoyance:
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A troubled state of mind; anxiety; distress; care; uneasiness
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To feel ill or have pain:
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(Nautical) Of a ship, to get trapped by ice
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To cause discomfort to
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To cause damage to.
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To irk or exasperate; vex:
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To afflict or worry persistently:
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To cause to be sorrowful; distress:
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To put into a hamper.
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To subject (another) to hostile or prejudicial remarks or actions; pressure or intimidate.
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To make unable or unfit; esp., to make incapable of normal activity; disable
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To affect or imbue with feelings, beliefs, etc. that are regarded as negative or harmful
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(Pathology, of a parasite) To invade a host plant or animal
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To cause damage to; impair:
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To pursue in a manner to injure, grieve, or afflict; to beset with cruelty or malignity; to harass; especially, to afflict, harass, punish, or put to death for one's race, sexual identity, adherence to a particular religious creed, or mode of worship.
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Pester is defined as to pick on or irritate.
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To torture on a rack
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Aid in the form of goods or money given, as by a government agency, to persons unable to support themselves
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Anything that makes life easy or comfortable
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Something which helps; a material source of help.
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(Uncountable) Action given to provide assistance; aid.
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A state of well-being or balance, often physical but sometimes also mental and social; the overall level of function of an organism from the cellular (micro) level to the social (macro) level.
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The definition of consolation refers to comfort that is given to someone in a time of disappointment, or to the people or things that are providing that comfort.
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A violent, intense struggle, especially the struggle that precedes death.
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Any method by which such pain is inflicted
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When the wound occurred, the skin, nerves, and oil glands were affected, and without oil, the skin would become dry.
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A minor ailment.
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A state of physical or mental suffering
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(Slang) One that is very important or influential:
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Any surplus amount of money, goods delivered, etc.
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Public unrest or disorder.
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A particular form of hurt, damage, or loss:
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Synonym Study

  • Misfortune is applied to a circumstance or event involving adverse fortune or to the suffering or distress occasioned by it
  • Tribulation connotes severe affliction continuing over a long and trying period
  • Trial suggests suffering that tries one's endurance, but in a weaker sense refers to annoyance that tries one's patience
  • Affliction implies pain, suffering, or distress imposed by illness, loss, misfortune, etc.
Find another word for affliction. In this page you can discover 93 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for affliction, like: infirmity, misery, afflicted, handicap, inflict, overrun, suffering, pain, distress, misfortune and tribulation.