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Arithmophobia may be an actual affliction, or maybe I made it up as a clinical-sounding excuse to explain my shortcomings.

If you asked me today to list all the possible afflictions that could cause the demise of the game’s 19th-century pioneers, I could probably still rattle them off.

From Ozy

Heat-related illness is a common affliction for those who fail to respect both the weather and their own bodily needs.

These afflictions are known as some of the hardest mental illnesses to treat, and they have the highest mortality rates of all mental conditions.

Regardless, Xie’s discoveries are crucial to understanding why some are born with such afflictions — and without them, the chances of creating preventative cures is slim.

From Ozy

“We always say addiction is an equal opportunity affliction,” Skipper said.

The term Affluenza caused a national gag reflex—and as a doctor I can assure you that, no, Affluenza is not a real affliction.

It took that hideous affliction to remove the even more hideous affliction of destructive and ingrown stories.

Not only was TBI an unknown affliction in midcentury America, we pretended that the war was in the distant past.

Casey Schwartz on the science behind the rare affliction—and how it spreads.

For the affliction of the daughter of my people I am afflicted, and made sorrowful, astonishment hath taken hold on me.

I have borne me up against affliction, till my o'ercharged bosom can contain no longer.

It is an insult to them to leave them to join in pleasure from which their recent affliction excludes them.

The smoking furnace symbolized the people of Israel who were to be tried in the iron furnace of affliction in Egypt.

If, after affliction, your friends call before you are able to see them, do not fear to give offence by declining to receive them.

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On this page you'll find 152 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to affliction, such as: calamity, disease, disorder, hardship, illness, and infirmity.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.