Definition of AFFLICTION

a state of great suffering of body or mind <she listened with deep affliction as her daughter told her about the latest trouble she was in>
a source of harm or misfortune <alcohol has been his affliction ever since he took his first drink at the age of 12>
a source of persistent emotional distress <suffered from afflictions that only a professional therapist could deal with>
Related Words bĂȘte noire, bogey (also bogie or bogy), bugaboo, bugbear, hobgoblin, ogre
something that causes loss or pain <cronyism and corruption are afflictions on the body politic>
Near Antonyms healing, recovery; cure, fix, remedy

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