Definitions for Tribulationˌtrɪb yəˈleɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

trib•u•la•tionˌtrɪb yəˈleɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. grievous trouble; severe trial or suffering.

  2. an instance of this; an affliction, trouble, or woe.

Origin of tribulation:

1175–1225; ME < LL trībulātiō distress, trouble = L tribulā(re) to squeeze, der. of tribulum threshing sledge (trī, var. s. of terere to rub, crush +-bulum n. suffix of instrument)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trial, tribulation, visitation(noun)

    an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event

    "his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him"; "life is full of tribulations"; "a visitation of the plague"

Wiktionary

  1. tribulation(Noun)

    Any adversity; a trying period or event.

  2. Tribulation(ProperNoun)

    A relatively short period of time before the second coming where believers will experience worldwide persecution and be purified and strengthened by it.

  3. Origin: tribulation, from tribulacion, from tribulatio, from tribulare, from tribulum, from terere; see trite.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tribulation(noun)

    that which occasions distress, trouble, or vexation; severe affliction

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