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afflicting

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of afflicting

  1. hard to accept or bear especially emotionally the afflicting sight of so many earthquake victims was too much even for some hardened rescue workers Synonyms of afflicting bitter, agonizing, cruel, excruciating, galling, grievous, harrowing, harsh, heartrending, hurtful, painful, tormenting, torturousWords Related to afflicting insufferable, insupportable, intolerable, unacceptable, unbearable, unendurable, unsupportable; appalling, awful, bad, dire, dreadful, ghastly, horrible, miserable, nasty, rotten, severe, terrible, vile, wretched; acute, extreme, intense, piercingNear Antonyms of afflicting bearable, endurable, supportable, sustainable, tolerable; livable (also liveable), sufferable, survivable; acceptable, allowable, reasonableAntonyms of afflicting gratifying, pleasing, sweet



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