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affliction

af·flic·tion

affliction

 
pronunciation:
flIk shn
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition: 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.
synonyms:
distress, misery, suffering
antonyms:
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
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