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Princeton's WordNet

  1. afflicted, strickenadjective

    grievously affected especially by disease

  2. afflicted, impairedadjective

    mentally or physically unfit


  1. afflicted

    Afflicted refers to someone or something that is suffering from a particular problem, disease, pain or distress. It is used to indicate the state of being severely impacted or adversely affected by a negative situation or condition.

  2. afflicted

    Afflicted refers to someone or something being impacted by a problem, difficulty, or hardship, often causing pain, distress or suffering. This could include physical ailments such as diseases or injuries, or emotional hardships or misfortunes. It can also refer to a state of being grievously troubled or distressed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Afflicted

    of Afflict


  1. Afflicted

    Afflicted was a technical death metal band from Sweden, active in the early 1990s. They were an important and influential part of the Swedish death metal scene, though overshadowed by better-known bands like Entombed and Dismember.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of afflicted in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of afflicted in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of afflicted in a Sentence

  1. Jeb Bush:

    Just the heartbreaking nature of someone who you love with all your heart who is afflicted with addiction -- or even worse dies -- is just.

  2. Phillips Brooks:

    The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not to take his burden from him, but to call out his best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden.

  3. John Boehner:

    Stick me in the eye with a dull stick. I've never been afflicted with that disease.

  4. John Kenneth Galbraith, Guardian (London, 28 July 1989):

    In all life one should comfort the afflicted, but verily, also, one should afflict the comfortable, and especially when they are comfortably, contentedly, even happily wrong.

  5. Tia McNeill:

    There's no road map. There's no support for this, there's no protocol when you're afflicted with CTE -- what it looks like and how to care for that person best.

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    A profound
    B busy
    C obnoxious
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