Part of speech:
A physical weakness or defect; frailty or ailment, as from old age
To inflict is defined as to cause or force upon.
To spread or swarm over destructively:
Something suffered; pain, distress, or injury
The distress or suffering, mental or physical, caused by great anxiety, anguish, grief, disappointment, etc.
Suffering caused by poverty:
An instance of this; unlucky accident; mishap; mischance
An experience that tests one's endurance, patience, or faith.
A trying, troublesome, or annoying person or thing:
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.
(Dial.) A pain (in some part of the body)
Dire distress resulting from loss or tragedy.
A complete failure; a fiasco:
An utter failure
Intense emotional suffering caused by loss, disaster, misfortune, etc.; acute sorrow; deep sadness
A cause of sorrow or misery; a misfortune:
A source or cause of sorrow; a misfortune:
A cause of such a mental state
(Slang) A contest whose outcome has been dishonestly prearranged.
A state of physical or mental suffering
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
A source of pain, anxiety, or annoyance
(Now chiefly dialectal) An instance of danger or peril; a dangerous moment or situation.
Trouble, distress, etc., or a cause of this
A source of great worry or stress; weight:
A source or cause of evil; a scourge:
(Old Poet.) Deadly harm; ruin; death
The action or an instance of visiting or an instance of being visited:
Unsound or disordered.
Unpropitious, unkind, faulty, not up to reasonable standard.
Affected by something overwhelming, such as disease, trouble, or painful emotion.
Agonizing physical or mental pain; torment.
An annoying or being annoyed
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.
Poor health resulting from disease of body or mind; sickness.
The act or process of imposing or meting out something unpleasant.
The definition of a malady is a disease, ailment or unpleasant condition.
An act, condition, thing, or person causing trouble, annoyance, or inconvenience
(Informal) A nuisance; annoyance
The condition of being vexed; annoyance:
A troubled state of mind; anxiety; distress; care; uneasiness
To feel ill or have pain:
(Nautical) Of a ship, to get trapped by ice
To cause discomfort to
To cause damage to.
To irk or exasperate; vex:
To afflict or worry persistently:
To cause to be sorrowful; distress:
To put into a hamper.
To subject (another) to hostile or prejudicial remarks or actions; pressure or intimidate.
To make unable or unfit; esp., to make incapable of normal activity; disable
To affect or imbue with feelings, beliefs, etc. that are regarded as negative or harmful
To cause damage to; impair:
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.
Pester is defined as to pick on or irritate.
To torture on a rack
Aid in the form of goods or money given, as by a government agency, to persons unable to support themselves
Anything that makes life easy or comfortable
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.
A violent, intense struggle, especially the struggle that precedes death.
Any method by which such pain is inflicted
When the wound occurred, the skin, nerves, and oil glands were affected, and without oil, the skin would become dry.
A minor ailment.
A state of physical or mental suffering
(Slang) One that is very important or influential:
Public unrest or disorder.
A particular form of hurt, damage, or loss:
- 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.
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