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Definition of "afflictive" []

  • That causes physical or mental pain (adjective)

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Use "afflictive" in a sentence
  • "Another point from the Buddhist perspective is what we call afflictive emotion or defilements of the mind."
  • "People find themselves forced to "afflictive" methods which stand in no relation with the realities of life."
  • "Occasionally, this process of digesting and releasing is accompanied by "spiritual and mystical experience," and more often the process includes a letting go of old afflictive emotions, as the realization of deep insights and our innate healing energies arise from within."