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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, ʿAbdulḥamīd ʿA. Abū-Sulaymān

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 previewRewiring the Real (2013)

In Conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo by Mark C. Taylor

But thinking's greatest affliction is that today , ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Tocharian B. (2013)

Revised and Greatly Enlarged. by Douglas Q. Adams

'pain, affliction, distress, anguish' [used of all passions, all of which were disapproved from the Buddhist point of view] [kle, -, kle//kleanma, kleanmats, kleanma] kleanma (IT-193b3E), [: po] kaueñca yokye kle ontsoytñe tne tanmää krentats ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Thoughts (1891)

Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the Best Authors, Both Ancient and Modern by Tryon Edwards

Affliction is a school of virtue; it corrects levity, and interrupts the confidence of sinning';.— A Iterbury. As threshing «cparatcs the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.— Burton. Though all afflictions are evils in themselves, yet they ...

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the New Testament (1985)

Abridged in One Volume by Gerhard Kittel

There is also an affliction ...

Google previewThe Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)

by Tremper III Longman

Affliction is a condition of physical, mental, or spiritual distress, or the cause ...

Google previewA Dictionary in Oordoo and English (1838)

by Joseph T. Thompson

Distress, wretchedness, affliction. Shikusta-pa, atlj . Infirm, broken down, reduced*. Shikusta-paee, s.f. Infirmity, wretchedness. Shikusta-hitl, adj. Distressed, wretched, broken down, ruined. Shi- kusta-halee, s.f. Indigence, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Psychological Astrology (2005)

by Charles Carter

The principal affliction is that between $, 2| h- The preponderance of bodies in negative signs is bad for survival in infancy but it is usual, in such cases, to find definite affliction of the Lights. 21 afflicted in its own sign X indicates the possibility of ...

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Quotes about Affliction

Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer. (Alexander Pope)
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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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