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Definition of the noun affliction

What does affliction mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: afflictions

  1. a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity
  2. a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health
  3. a cause of great suffering and distress

Alternative definition of the noun affliction


  1. a state of pain, suffering, distress or agony
  2. the cause of such a state


  1. "Affliction" is an American drama film produced in 1997, written and directed by Paul Schrader from the novel by Russell Banks. It stars Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn and Willem Dafoe.
  2. "Affliction" is a film, directed by Richard Somes and written by Richard Somes & Dwight Gaston, based on a story by Richard Somes.
  3. "Affliction": Torsten's existance is torn apart when he inherits a diary from his euthanized grandfather and uncovers a horrific family's past. Stars Peter Muir and Amos Phillips.


  1. "Affliction" is a book written by Laurell K. Hamilton.
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Urban fantasy
  2. "Affliction" is a book by Fay Weldon.
    • also known as "Affliction (Isis Series)"
    • genre: Fiction
    • subjects: London, Marriage, England
  3. "Affliction" is a book by Russell Banks.
    • genre: Fiction
    • released in (26 years ago)
    • award: - PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction nomination for Russell Banks


  1. "Affliction" is the first official full-length album by the industrial alternative rock band Econoline Crush. It was released in Canada in 1996 by EMI, and in the United States by Nettwerk Records.
  2. "Affliction" is a musical EP of P.H.T.O..
    • released on
  3. "Affliction" is a musical EP of Science of Sleep.
    • released on
  4. "Affliction" is a musical EP of Carcer City.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  5. "Affliction" is a musical EP of Nebucadnezzer.
    • released in (7 years ago)
  6. "Affliction" is a musical album of Control.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  7. "Affliction" is a composition.


  1. Affliction is a musical group.
    • album: "The Damnation of Humanization"
  2. Affliction is a musical group.
    • album: "Execution Is Necessary"

There are other groups with in their name, like The Amity Affliction.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Affliction

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Google previewDay's Collacon: an Encyclopaedia of Prose Quotations (1884)

Consisting of Beautiful Thoughts, Choice Extracts and Sayings, of the Most Eminent Writers of All Nations, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, Together with a Comprehensive Biographical Index of Authors, and an Alphabetical List of Subjects Quoted

Affliction is a winged chariot that mounts up the soul toward heaven. T. Adams.

Affliction is a school of virtue ; it corrects levity, and interrupts the confidence of sinning. J. Taylor.

Google previewSelected Essays, 1934-1943 (2015)

Historical, Political, and Moral Writings by Simone Weil

Affliction is a device for pulverizing the soul; the man who falls into it is like a workman who gets caught up in a machine...

Google previewRevitalizing Higher Education in the Muslim World (2007)

A Case Study of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) by Abdulhamid A. Abusulayman

The First Affliction is that of imitation and replication. The majority...

The Second Affliction is the distortion of the comprehensive Islamic vision, together with the blights, superstition, and charlatanism that aʙduʟʜamɪd a. aʙusuʟaʏmaɴ 10 VI.

Google previewThe Complete Works of Thomas Manton, D.D. (1870)

With a Memoir of the Author by William G. Harris

Affliction is a more particular temporal evil, but sin is an infinite universal evil. Sickness depriveth us of health, poverty of wealth, &c., and every adverse providence doth but oppose some particular temporal good ; but sin depriveth us of God, ...

Google previewWar Over Destinies (2015)

Satanic afflictions of destinies of individuals and the efficacy of faith in Christ by Dr. Akpaka Kalu

Affliction is a tool to coerce you into surrendering to Satan and serving him and him alone. 4.1 Trinity of Satanic Afflictions You ...

Google previewKnowledge and Practice ... The third edition revised and corrected (1702)

To be left to fin and provoke God under affliction is a fad mark and figm towards any man. 'Tis to be like Pharaoh whose heart was hardned more and more under afflictions.

Google previewEnglish-Cheyenne Dictionary (1915)

by Rodolphe Charles Petter

oppressed one; zeanovetanosz , the one to whom affliction is imparted ; See suffer , troubl e , misfortune . affliction , haornenestoz , bereavment ; haomeo , n . agent ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets (1880)

by Henry George Bohn

AFFECTION — AFFLICTION. AFFECTION— continued. Of all the tyrants that the world affords, Our own affection* are the fiercest lords . E. Stirling, Jul. C. What we love too much, The Heavens correcting this our zeal, more strong Than our ...

Google previewThe Student's Dictionary of Anglo-Saxon (1897)

by Henry Sweet

affliction, -full disastrous vL. -less without exertion. -lie of labour. geswinc n. labour; result of labour, work ; effort ; hardship, affliction. -dagasf //. time of hardship, -full laborious ...

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Small photo of Angel with the Crown of Thorns, by Paolo Naldini, one of the angels on Ponte Sant'Angelo, rome. Inscription is In aerumna mea dum configitur spina (I am twisted in my affliction, whilst the thorn)Small photo of One of China literary classic, Outlaws of the Marsh. It is a compilation of folk stories filled with adventure, affliction, heroism, and outlaw subculture. More...

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Quotes about Affliction

When something (an affliction) happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it. (Rosilind Russell)
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Scrabble value of A1F4F4L1I1C3T1I1O1N1

The value of this 10-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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