Thesaurus

affliction

Synonyms and Antonyms of affliction

1 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
Synonyms of affliction
Words Related to affliction
Near Antonyms of affliction

3 a source of harm or misfortune

  • alcohol has been his affliction ever since he took his first drink at the age of 12
Synonyms of affliction
Words Related to affliction
Near Antonyms of affliction
Antonyms of affliction

4 a source of persistent emotional distress

  • suffered from afflictions that only a professional therapist could deal with
Synonyms of affliction
Words Related to affliction

5 something that causes loss or pain

  • cronyism and corruption are afflictions on the body politic
Synonyms of affliction
Words Related to affliction
Near Antonyms of affliction



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up affliction? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a nest or breeding place

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!