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af·flic·tion

affliction

 
pronunciation:
flIk shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a condition of pain or suffering, or the cause of such a state.
She has a hard time walking because of her back affliction.I looked at my freckles as an affliction.
synonyms:
distress, misery, suffering
antonyms:
blessing, comfort
similar words:
adversity, blow, burden, cross, discomfort, evil, hardship, harm, hurt, pain, sorrow, torment, trial, trouble, woe
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The word affliction contains the following parts:
af- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix af- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "f," such as fil1 and fix. See ad-.
flic Latin root that means strike
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-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.