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Synonyms for affliction
əˈflɪk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. affliction(noun)

    a cause of great suffering and distress

    Antonyms:
    footless, ready, indirect, pigeon-toed

  2. affliction(noun)

    a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health

    Synonyms:
    evident, spare, bare(a), unpatterned, supernumerary, unmixed, bleak, redundant, unornamented, superfluous, free, au naturel(p), bare, patent, surplus, stark, excess, simple(a), homely, trim, unmingled, stripped, desolate, supererogatory, mere(a), unvarnished, extra, sheer, apparent, plain, nude, unsheathed, unfinished, barren, manifest, scanty, naked, marginal, unembellished, unmistakable

    Antonyms:
    striped, busy, battlemented, aureate, fantastic, stippled, brindle, burled, flowered, blotched, puffed, churrigueresque, watered, spotted, moire, damask, banded, rococo, brown-striped, speckled, patterned, brindled, laced, pointillist, yellow-striped, marbleised, marbleized, decorated, purple-veined, white-streaked, sprigged, pinstriped, yellow-marked, slashed, checked, vermicular, brownish-striped, cross-banded, tiger-striped, dressy, lacelike, mottled, crackle, floral, fussy, castellated, figured, black-and-tan, dark-spotted, vermiculated, purple-spotted, castled, flamboyant, streaked, dappled, indirect, brinded, tessellated, adorned, pointillistic, puff, marbled, white-ribbed, ringed, blotchy, yellow-banded, white-blotched, unobvious, florid, black-barred, elaborate, lentiginous, patched, damascene, fanciful, embattled, spotty, chequered, veinlike, red-striped, freckled, black-marked, flecked, checkered, luxuriant, attractive, stripy, maroon-spotted, reddish-striped, venose, tabby, vermiculate, veined, violet-streaked, churrigueresco, fancy, red-streaked, impure, baroque, dotted, streaky, brown-speckled, splotched, brownish-speckled, lentiginose, specked, lacy, yellow-spotted

  3. affliction(noun)

    a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. affliction

    Grief is acute mental pain resulting from loss, misfortune, or deep disappointment. Grief is more acute and less enduring than sorrow. Sorrow and grief are for definite cause; sadness and melancholy may arise from a vague sense of want or loss, from a low state of health, or other ill-defined cause; sadness may be momentary; melancholy is more enduring, and may become chronic. Affliction expresses a deep heart-sorrow and is applied also to the misfortune producing such sorrow; mourning most frequently denotes sorrow publicly expressed, or the public expression of such sorrow as may reasonably be expected; as, it is common to observe thirty days of mourning on the death of an officer of state.

    See synonyms for HAPPINESS.

    Synonyms:
    distress, grief, melancholy, mourning, regret, sadness, sorrow, tribulation, trouble, wo

    Preposition:
    Grief at a loss; for a friend.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. affliction

    Synonyms:
    trouble, trial, grief, pain, disease, misery, hardship, sorrow

    Antonyms:
    consolation, relief, alleviation, assuagement, more , boon, blessing, gratification, pleasure

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. affliction(n)

    Synonyms:
    tribulation, adversity, trouble, buffeting, bereavement, hardship, visitation, scourge, distress, misfortune

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "affliction":

    infirmity, scourge, sorrow, grief, bereavement, curse

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How to use affliction in a sentence?

  1. Abraham Lincoln:

    It is said an eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him with the words, 'And this, too, shall pass away.' How much it expresses How chastening in the hour of pride How consoling in the depths of affliction

  2. M Scott Peck:

    Most do not fully see this truth that life is difficult. Instead they moan more or less incessantly, noisily or subtly, about the enormity of their problems, their burdens, and their difficulties as if life were generally easy, as if life should be easy. They voice their belief, noisily or subtly, that their difficulties represent a unique kind of affliction that should not be and that has somehow been especially visited upon them, or else upon their families, their tribe, their class, their nation, their race or even their species, and not upon others.

  3. Alexander Pope:

    Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.

  4. The Talmud:

    There are three whose life is no life: he who lives at another?s table; he whose wife domineers over him; and he who suffers bodily affliction.

  5. Rosilind Russell:

    When something (an affliction) happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.

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