Synonyms for afflicts

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-flikt
Phonetic Transcription : əˈflɪkt

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Définition of afflicts

Origin :
  • late 14c., "to cast down," from Old French aflicter, from Latin afflictare "to damage, harass, torment," frequentative of affligere (past participle afflictus) "to dash down, overthrow," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + fligere (past participle flictus) "to strike," from PIE root *bhlig- "to strike" (cf. Greek phlibein "to press, crush," Czech blizna "scar," Welsh blif "catapult"). Transferred meaning of "trouble, distress," is first recorded 1530s. Related: Afflicted; afflicting.
  • verb cause or become hurt
Example sentences :
  • Everyone is so kind that it afflicts me with a sense of shame.
  • Extract from : « War Letters of a Public-School Boy » by Paul Jones.
  • To feel for others what they do not feel for themselves is a distortion of sympathy which often afflicts me.
  • Extract from : « The King's Mirror » by Anthony Hope
  • "What afflicts me is the death of Porthos, ever so dear a friend," replied Raoul.
  • Extract from : « The Man in the Iron Mask » by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • But the son of Saturn afflicts me with bootless wranglings and strife.
  • Extract from : « The Iliad » by Homer
  • It is rather a drawl that afflicts the ear than a nasal twang.
  • Extract from : « American Sketches » by Charles Whibley
  • It is the inconsistency of the thing that strikes and afflicts us.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 343, May 1844 » by Various
  • He promises a full deliverance from all that tempts and afflicts us here.
  • Extract from : « The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians » by G. G. Findlay
  • The malady that afflicts him is the apparent failure of his oracles.
  • Extract from : « The Expositor's Bible: The Prophecies of Jeremiah » by C J Ball
  • And the king of Magadha, being so near, afflicts all that district.
  • Extract from : « The Kath Sarit Sgara » by Somadeva Bhatta
  • It is to this we are indebted for the swarm of these that afflicts the church to-day.
  • Extract from : « The Other Side of Evolution » by Alexander Patterson

Antonyms for afflicts

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