What does affliction mean?

Definitions for afflictionəˈflɪk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. affliction(noun)

    a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity

  2. affliction(noun)

    a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health

  3. affliction(noun)

    a cause of great suffering and distress

Wiktionary

  1. affliction(Noun)

    a state of pain, suffering, distress or agony

  2. affliction(Noun)

    the cause of such a state

  3. Origin: From afliction, from afflictio, from affligere. See afflict.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affliction(noun)

    the cause of continued pain of body or mind, as sickness, losses, etc.; an instance of grievous distress; a pain or grief

  2. Affliction(noun)

    the state of being afflicted; a state of pain, distress, or grief

Freebase

  1. Affliction

    Affliction is an American drama film produced in 1997, written and directed by Paul Schrader from the novel by Russell Banks. It stars Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn and Willem Dafoe. Affliction tells the story of Wade Whitehouse, a small-town policeman in New Hampshire. Detached from the people around him, including a dominating father and a divorced wife, he becomes obsessed with the solving of a fatal hunting accident, leading to a series of tragic events.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of affliction in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of affliction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alexander Pope:

    Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.

  2. Justice Antonin Scalia:

    Sometimes people come up to me and inquire, 'Justice Scalia, when did you first become an originalist?' As though it's some weird affliction, you know, 'When did you start eating human flesh?'.

  3. John Bunyan:

    Nothing can render affliction so insupportable as the load of sin. Would you then be fitted for afflictions? Be sure to get the burden of your sins laid aside, and then what affliction soever you may meet with will be very easy to you.

  4. Washington Irving:

    The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal -- every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open -- this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.

  5. Abraham Lincoln:

    It is said an eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him with the words, 'And this, too, shall pass away.' How much it expresses How chastening in the hour of pride How consoling in the depths of affliction

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