afflictive

play
adjective af·flic·tive \ə-ˈflik-tiv\

Definition of afflictive

  1. :  causing affliction :  distressing, troublesome <afflictive emotions>

afflictively

adverb

Examples of afflictive in a sentence

  1. <the afflictive disease known as shingles is a reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox>

1576

First Known Use of afflictive

1576



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).

WORD OF THE DAY

burden, obligation, or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • m-ws-new-words-quiz
  • Which word means "inability to recognize faces"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ