Affliction Definition

ə-flĭkshən
afflictions
noun
A condition of pain, suffering, or distress.
The affliction of arthritis.
American Heritage
An afflicted condition; pain; suffering.
Webster's New World
A cause of pain, suffering, or distress.
American Heritage
Anything causing pain or distress; calamity.
Webster's New World
The definition of an affliction is a curse to bear, or something that causes agony, suffering, or great pain.
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.
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Other Word Forms of Affliction

Noun

Singular:
affliction
Plural:
afflictions

Origin of Affliction

  • From Old French afliction, from Latin afflictio, from affligere. See afflict.

    From Wiktionary

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