affliction [n] hurt condition; something that causes hurt adversity, anguish, calamity, cross, crux, depression, difficulty, disease, disorder, distress, grief, hardship, illness, infirmity, misery, misfortune, ordeal, pain, plague, plight, scourge, sickness, sorrow, suffering, torment, trial, tribulation, trouble, woe; concepts 306,309,674,728 —Ant. aid, comfort, consolation, health, help, relief

New thesaurus. 2014.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • affliction — [ afliksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1050; bas lat. afflictio → affliger ♦ Littér. Peine profonde, abattement à la suite d un coup du sort, d un grave revers. ⇒ détresse, tristesse. Être plongé dans une profonde affliction. « De l accablement on monte à l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Affliction — Af*flic tion, n. [F. affliction, L. afflictio, fr. affligere.] 1. The cause of continued pain of body or mind, as sickness, losses, etc.; an instance of grievous distress; a pain or grief. [1913 Webster] To repay that money will be a biting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • affliction — Affliction. s. f. v. Peine de corps ou d esprit. Sensible, extrême affliction. affliction corporelle. affliction d esprit. les afflictions que Dieu nous envoye. tomber en affliction. quelle affliction! recevoir les afflictions de la main de Dieu …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • affliction — AFFLICTION. s. fém. Déplaisir et abattement d esprit. Grande, extrême affliction. Affliction sensible. Cela lui causa une affliction mortelle. Les afflictions qu il plaît à Dieu de nous envoyer …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • affliction — [ə flik′shən] n. [ME affliccion < OFr affliction < L afflictio] 1. an afflicted condition; pain; suffering 2. anything causing pain or distress; calamity SYN. AFFLICTION implies pain, suffering, or distress imposed by illness, loss,… …   English World dictionary

  • Affliction — Título Aflicción (España) Días de furia (Hispanoamérica) Ficha técnica Dirección Paul Schrader Reparto Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • affliction — I noun adversity, agony, bereavement, burden, calamity, casualty, catastrophe, curse, destruction, deterioration, disability, disease, disorder, encumbrance, evil, hardship, illness, indisposition, infirmity, misadventure, mischance, misfortune,… …   Law dictionary

  • affliction — (n.) c.1300, from O.Fr. afliction (11c.), from L. afflictionem (nom. afflictio), noun of action from pp. stem of affligere (see AFFLICT (Cf. afflict)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • affliction — visitation, *trial, tribulation, cross Analogous words: adversity, *misfortune, mischance, mishap: *distress, suffering, misery, agony: anguish, *sorrow, grief, woe, heartbreak Antonyms: solace, consolation Contrasted words: relief, assuagement,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • affliction — Affliction, Afflictus, huius afflictus, Afflictio, Vexatio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”