Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun affliction

3 senses of affliction

Sense 1
affliction -- (a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity)
       => adversity, hardship, hard knocks -- (a state of misfortune or affliction; "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship")

Sense 2
affliction -- (a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health)
       => ill health, unhealthiness, health problem -- (a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain)

Sense 3
affliction -- (a cause of great suffering and distress)
       => trouble -- (an event causing distress or pain; "what is the trouble?"; "heart trouble")

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