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English noun: tribulation

1. tribulation (event) an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event

SamplesHis mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him.
Life is full of tribulations.
A visitation of the plague.

Synonymstrial, visitation

Broader (hypernym)affliction

Narrower (hyponym)fire

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