Definitions of affliction

  1. a cause of great suffering and distress Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The cause of continued pain of body or mind, as sickness, losses, etc.; an instance of grievous distress; a pain or grief. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The state of being afflicted; a state of pain, distress, or grief. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Distress or its cause. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Distress or its cause; disease. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. The state of being afflicted, or its cause; calamity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Distress either of body or mind; grief; pain. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for affliction

  1. I said that this Ulysses should return in great affliction to his home; and now they have carried him safely across the sea, with such a store of gifts as he never would have won out of Troy, even had he come back unharmed with all his share of the spoil. – The Story Of The Odyssey by The Rev. Alfred J. Church
  2. The King soon got over his affliction for the loss of this son of fifty. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon