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English noun: affliction

1. affliction (state) a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity

Broader (hypernym)adversity, hard knocks, hardship

Narrower (hyponym)cross, crown of thorns

2. affliction (state) a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health

Broader (hypernym)health problem, ill health, unhealthiness

Narrower (hyponym)deformity, malformation, misshapenness

3. affliction (event) a cause of great suffering and distress

Broader (hypernym)trouble

Narrower (hyponym)attack, bane, calvary, curse, curse, martyrdom, nemesis, scourge, torment, trial, tribulation, visitation

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