Definitions for afflictionəˈflɪk ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

af•flic•tion*əˈflɪk ʃən(n.)

  1. a distressed or painful state; misery.

  2. a cause of mental or bodily pain.

* Syn: See misfortune.

Origin of affliction:

1300–50; ME < L


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


  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


  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.

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Her deafness is a great affliction to her.

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