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infliction

[ in-flik-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF infliction

Synonyms for infliction

  • castigation
  • pain
  • punishment
  • visitation
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And then, no infliction that Heaven might now cast upon him could be too heavy.

Well, we can only pledge ourselves not to exaggerate the infliction of these evils.

Instead of rivets there came an invasion, an infliction, a visitation.

America is spared the infliction of this notorious "cuckoo."

Self-immolation were easy in comparison with the infliction of one pang on her.

Why, too, should they transfer any portion of the infliction to their posterity?

Why should they transfer any of the infliction to their posterity?

He suffers twice as much as the child from the infliction of the pain.

Which enabled Ida to bear the infliction with some degree of philosophy.

The sight of suffering does one good; the infliction of suffering does one more good.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Late Latin inflictionem (nominative inflictio) "an inflicting, a striking against," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin infligere (see inflict).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INFLICTION

catastrophe

nouncalamity; unhappy conclusion
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