Synonyms for affliction

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-flik-shuhn
Phonetic Transcription : əˈflɪk ʃən

Top 10 synonyms for affliction Other synonyms for the word affliction

Définition of affliction

Origin :
  • c.1300, from Old French afliction (11c.), from Latin afflictionem (nominative afflictio), noun of action from past participle stem of affligere (see afflict).
  • noun hurt condition; something that causes hurt
Example sentences :
  • He hastened to remove Alice from the scene of her affliction.
  • Extract from : « Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • That may be, in part, natural to it; in part, the result of affliction.
  • Extract from : « A Tale of Two Cities » by Charles Dickens
  • But there is where affliction overtook me; they debated its authorship.
  • Extract from : « The Cavalier » by George Washington Cable
  • Mon Coeur is as pretty as ever; but she is now in affliction.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • This is an affliction almost identical in effect to snow-blindness.
  • Extract from : « The Long Labrador Trail » by Dillon Wallace
  • To a man who has been accustomed to be busy there is no affliction so intolerable as idleness.
  • Extract from : « Henry Dunbar » by M. E. Braddon
  • He therefore beheld the affliction of Roderic with sympathy and compassion.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin
  • It bore traces of affliction and care, but they were of an old date, and Time had smoothed them.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • The waters of affliction had been wrung out to her in a full cup.
  • Extract from : « Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 5. May 1848 » by Various
  • Tears and wailings they soon dismiss: their affliction and woe they long retain.
  • Extract from : « Tacitus on Germany » by Tacitus

Antonyms for affliction

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