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Synonyms of 'affliction'

(noun) 
Definition
something that causes physical or mental suffering
Hay fever is an affliction that arrives at an early age.
Synonyms
misfortune
He had had his full share of misfortunes.
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suffering
It has caused terrible suffering to animals.
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trouble
She tells me her troubles. I tell her mine.
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trial
the trials of adolescence
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disease
the disease of racism eating away at the core of our society
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pain
Her eyes were filled with pain.
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distress
There was little support to help them in their distress.
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misery
There is no point dwelling on the miseries of the past.
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plague (informal)
the cynicism which is the plague of our generation
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curse
She has worked hard to reverse the curse of racism.
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ordeal
the painful ordeal of identifying the body
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sickness
a sickness that affects children
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torment
He spent days in torment while they searched for her.
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hardship
Many people are suffering economic hardship.
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sorrow
the joys and sorrows of family life
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woe
He listened to my tale of woe.
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adversity
He showed courage in adversity.
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calamity
This course of action could only end in calamity.
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scourge
Vandalism is a scourge that is ruining our beautiful town.
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tribulation
the trials and tribulations of everyday life
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wretchedness

Additional synonyms

in the sense of adversity
Definition
very difficult or hard circumstances
He showed courage in adversity.
Synonyms
hard times,
woe,
bad luck,
deep water,
wretchedness,
ill-fortune,
ill-luck
in the sense of calamity
Definition
a disaster or misfortune
This course of action could only end in calamity.
in the sense of curse
Definition
something that causes great trouble or harm
She has worked hard to reverse the curse of racism.

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