(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. suffering, pain, distress, trouble, misfortune, tribulation, trial, hardship, adversity, misery, wretchedness, calamity, catastrophe, disaster, ailment, infirmity, sickness, disease, disorder, grief, woe, sorrow, care, unhappiness, heartache, cross, cross to bear, ordeal, torment, scourge, plight, difficulty, burden, curse, bane, visitation, tsoris*; see also difficulty 1 , 2 , pain 1 , 2 .
Syn.- affliction implies pain, suffering, or distress imposed by illness, loss, misfortune, etc.; trial suggests suffering that tries one's endurance, but in a weaker sense refers to annoyance that tries one's patience; tribulation connotes severe affliction continuing over a long and trying period; misfortune is applied to a circumstance or event involving adverse fortune or to the suffering or distress occasioned by it
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
hardship, pain, trouble, illness, suffering, burden, plague, curse, handicap, scourge, *cross to bear, torment, torture, misfortune, adversity, calamity.
ANT.: blessing, godsend, gift
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A state of physical or mental suffering: agony, anguish, distress, hurt, misery, pain, torment, torture, woe, wound, wretchedness. See HAPPY. 2. The condition of being sick: disorder, illness, indisposition, infirmity, sickness. See HEALTH. 3. Something hard to bear physically or emotionally: burden1, cross, trial, tribulation. See HEAVY, OVER. 4. A cause of suffering or harm: bane, curse, evil, ill, plague, scourge, woe. See HELP.

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  • Affliction — Af*flic tion, n. [F. affliction, L. afflictio, fr. affligere.] 1. The cause of continued pain of body or mind, as sickness, losses, etc.; an instance of grievous distress; a pain or grief. [1913 Webster] To repay that money will be a biting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • affliction — AFFLICTION. s. fém. Déplaisir et abattement d esprit. Grande, extrême affliction. Affliction sensible. Cela lui causa une affliction mortelle. Les afflictions qu il plaît à Dieu de nous envoyer …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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  • affliction — (n.) c.1300, from O.Fr. afliction (11c.), from L. afflictionem (nom. afflictio), noun of action from pp. stem of affligere (see AFFLICT (Cf. afflict)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • affliction — [n] hurt condition; something that causes hurt adversity, anguish, calamity, cross, crux, depression, difficulty, disease, disorder, distress, grief, hardship, illness, infirmity, misery, misfortune, ordeal, pain, plague, plight, scourge,… …   New thesaurus

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