The definition of an affliction is a curse to bear, or something that causes agony, suffering, or great pain.noun
- An example of an affliction would be a diagnosis of a fatal illness.
- An example of an affliction is the process of going through chemotherapy.
- an afflicted condition; pain; suffering
- anything causing pain or distress; calamity
Origin: ME affliccion < OFr affliction < L afflictio
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