|part of speech:
||a condition of pain or suffering, or the cause of such a state.
Her arthritis had become a painful affliction that limited her activity.His considered his shyness as an affliction.
- distress, misery, suffering
- blessing, comfort, solace
- similar words:
- adversity, blow, burden, complaint, cross, discomfort, evil, grief, hardship, harm, hurt, ill, pain, plague, scourge, sore, sorrow, torment, trial, tribulation, trouble, woe
||ache, ailment, blight, calamity, care, curse, despair, disability, disaster, disease, disorder, fire, gall, horror, ill, illness, malady, misery, ordeal, plague, thorn, tragedy, weight, yoke