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Another word for affliction

  1. A state of physical or mental suffering

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  3. The condition of being sick

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  5. Something hard to bear physically or emotionally

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  7. A cause of suffering or harm

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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.