Examples of afflictive in a Sentence
the afflictive disease known as shingles is a reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox
First Known Use of afflictive
Synonymsaching, achy, painful, hurting, nasty, sore
Related Wordsagonizing, excruciating, torturous; damaging, deleterious, detrimental, harmful, hurtful, injurious, noxious, pernicious; raw, tender; bleeding, burning, chafing, cramping, festering; itching, nagging, pinching, pricking, prickling, smarting, stinging; inflamed (also enflamed), swollen; grievous, severe, threatening, wounding
Near Antonymscurative, healing, helping, remedial
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up afflictive? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).