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Definition of "affliction" []

  • A condition of pain, suffering, or distress. See Synonyms at trial. (noun)
  • A cause of pain, suffering, or distress. See Synonyms at burden1. (noun)
  • A condition of great distress, pain, or suffering (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Something responsible for physical or mental suffering, such as a disease, grief, etc (noun)

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Use "affliction" in a sentence
  • "It signifies a _trial_ or _probation_ and affliction, distress or hardship; and particularly an _affliction whereby one is tried, proved, or tested_."
  • "Larsen: People who are really creative do use the term affliction, because it is like a daimon that has hold of you and it's where your energy comes from."
  • "The great thing we should dread in affliction is the wrath of God."