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