affliction[ uh-flik-shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF affliction
Synonyms for affliction
Antonyms for affliction
- good fortune
- good health
- good luck
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AFFLICTION
He hastened to remove Alice from the scene of her affliction.
That may be, in part, natural to it; in part, the result of affliction.
But there is where affliction overtook me; they debated its authorship.
Mon Coeur is as pretty as ever; but she is now in affliction.
This is an affliction almost identical in effect to snow-blindness.
To a man who has been accustomed to be busy there is no affliction so intolerable as idleness.
He therefore beheld the affliction of Roderic with sympathy and compassion.
It bore traces of affliction and care, but they were of an old date, and Time had smoothed them.
The waters of affliction had been wrung out to her in a full cup.
Tears and wailings they soon dismiss: their affliction and woe they long retain.
c.1300, from Old French afliction (11c.), from Latin afflictionem (nominative afflictio), noun of action from past participle stem of affligere (see afflict).