affliction

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French afliction, from Latin afflictio, from affligere. See afflict.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

affliction (plural afflictions)

  1. A state of pain, suffering, distress or agony.
  2. Something which causes pain, suffering, distress or agony.
    • 1913, Willa Cather, O Pioneers!
      She wore a man's long ulster (not as if it were an affliction, but as if it were very comfortable and belonged to her; carried it like a young soldier) [...]

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

affliction f (plural afflictions)

  1. (countable and uncountable) affliction