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synonyms for afflicts

  • annoy
  • beset
  • bother
  • burden
  • oppress
  • plague
  • rack
  • torment
  • torture
  • wound
  • agonize
  • crucify
  • distress
  • grieve
  • harass
  • harrow
  • harry
  • irk
  • lacerate
  • martyr
  • pain
  • pester
  • press
  • smite
  • strike
  • trouble
  • try
  • vex
  • worry

antonyms for afflicts

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  • aid
  • delight
  • help
  • make happy
  • please
  • relieve
  • soothe
  • assist
  • be happy
  • support
  • comfort
  • solace
  • take care of
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How to use afflicts in a sentence

Up, still in a constant pain in my back, which much afflicts me with fear of the consequence of it.
DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETESAMUEL PEPYS
It is rather a drawl that afflicts the ear than a nasal twang.
AMERICAN SKETCHESCHARLES WHIBLEY
It is the inconsistency of the thing that strikes and afflicts us.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE - VOLUME 55, NO. 343, MAY 1844VARIOUS
Shall we have so little courage, and shall that uncertainty of serving two masters which afflicts your heart affect mine too?
THE LOVE LETTERS OF ABELARD AND HELOISEPETER ABELARD
Forester, I see how this news afflicts you; I judged you too well to think that your own dashed hopes entered into your sorrow.
THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE, VOL. I (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
It is so certainly in hunting, and a big wood too frequently afflicts the sportsman, as the mud does the miner.
CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?ANTHONY TROLLOPE
What he will make of it in those unassisted moments, afflicts the compassionate female understanding.
THE RECTORMRS. (MARGARET) OLIPHANT
It is one thing to have youth, courage, and a fighting spirit to meet the blows with which fortune often afflicts the talented.
JENNIE GERHARDTTHEODORE DREISER
Life's exigencies, ever harsher as progress afflicts us with its increasing needs, have changed all that.
THE LIFE OF THE FLYJ. HENRI FABRE
But what afflicts me to-day, is not that I snore and sleep meanly and shabbily, like a paltry outcast.
DIDEROT AND THE ENCYCLOPDISTSJOHN MORLEY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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