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Synonyms for affliction
əˈflɪk ʃənaf·flic·tion

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. afflictionnoun

    a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity

  2. afflictionnoun

    a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health

  3. afflictionnoun

    a cause of great suffering and distress

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. afflictionnoun

    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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#12669distress
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#18786hardship
#19478mourning
#25291melancholy
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How to use affliction in a sentence?

  1. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    Evil men practice the implantation of hateful ideologies within the minds of the weak. They know it is hard to erase this mental affliction. They also know that the physicality will go away, but mental ideological damage is forever.

  2. Herman Hoeksema (1886-1965):

    The Lord is a sun: He is the Source of all light and life. to live apart from Him is death, but His fellowship is life for us. And the Lord is a shield: He protects and preserves His people from all the powers of evil that seek their destruction. He does not in this life, remove all evil and affliction from them, but He gives them grace which is sufficient unto every need. He makes us taste His goodness even in the way of adversity and makes that way subservient to our glory. Never does He withhold any good thing from those that walk in His way.

  3. Jamela Dunbar:

    Independence Day in America was July 4, 1776. Blood, sweat. and tears. Negros remember the oppression of their forefathers. And the condemnation of slavery. The memories are bittersweet to this day. When you look back at history. The abuse, affliction, and demeanor of our fore parents' rights, invaded. The pain is still sharp. And fresh in our memories like yesterday. And it lives on in our heart, like Cancer without a cure.

  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. 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.


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