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

3 senses of infliction

Sense 1
imposition, infliction -- (the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo))
       => enforcement -- (the act of enforcing; ensuring observance of or obedience to)

Sense 2
infliction -- (an act causing pain or damage)
       => wrongdoing, wrongful conduct, misconduct, actus reus -- (activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing")

Sense 3
annoyance, bother, botheration, pain, infliction, pain in the neck, pain in the ass -- (something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; "washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer"; "a bit of a bother"; "he's not a friend, he's an infliction")
       => negative stimulus -- (a stimulus with undesirable consequences)

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