Affliction meaning

ə-flĭkshən
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Anything causing pain or distress; calamity.
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A condition of pain, suffering, or distress.

The affliction of arthritis.

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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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A state of pain, suffering, distress or agony.
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A cause of pain, suffering, or distress.
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Something which causes pain, suffering, distress or agony.
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An afflicted condition; pain; suffering.
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Origin of affliction

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

    From Wiktionary