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1. affliction

noun. ['əˈflɪkʃən'] a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health.

Synonyms

  • health problem
  • malformation
  • ill health
  • unhealthiness
  • deformity

Antonyms

  • defend
  • praise
  • refrain
  • end

Etymology

  • afliction (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • afflictio (Latin)

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Rhymes with Affliction

  • contradiction
  • jurisdiction
  • crucifixion
  • constriction
  • restriction
  • interdiction
  • dereliction
  • benediction
  • prediction
  • nonfiction
  • infliction
  • conviction
  • depiction
  • friction
  • eviction
  • addiction
  • fiction
  • diction

How do you pronounce affliction?

Pronounce affliction as əˈflɪkʃən.

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Sentences with affliction


1. Noun, singular or mass
All you can do is let the affliction run its course.

Quotes about affliction


1. God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction.
- Richard Cecil

2. Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. And then there are books like An Imperial Affliction, which you can't tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like betrayal
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

3. Do you like to slide?"His voice was eager.Stair rails! Did he suspect me? I forced a sigh. "No, Majesty. I'm terrified of heights.""Oh."His polite tone had returned."I wish I could enjoy it. This fear of heights is an affliction."He nodded, a show of sympathy but not much interest. I was losing him."Especially,"I added, "as I've grown taller.
- Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted

2. affliction

noun. ['əˈflɪkʃən'] a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity.

Synonyms

  • hardship
  • adversity
  • hard knocks
  • crown of thorns

Antonyms

  • evolution
  • bless
  • communicate
  • admit

Etymology

  • afliction (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • afflictio (Latin)

3. affliction

noun. ['əˈflɪkʃən'] a cause of great suffering and distress.

Synonyms

  • scourge
  • nemesis
  • torment
  • tribulation
  • trial
  • bane
  • trouble
  • calvary
  • attack
  • curse
  • martyrdom

Antonyms

  • prosecution
  • calm
  • disembarrassment
  • reassure

Etymology

  • afliction (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • afflictio (Latin)
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