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English noun: infliction

1. infliction (act) the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)


Synonymsimposition


Broader (hypernym)enforcement


Narrower (hyponym)protection, regimentation, reimposition, taxation, trade protection


Domain categoryrevenue enhancement, tax, taxation

2. infliction (act) an act causing pain or damage


Broader (hypernym)actus reus, misconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

3. infliction (cognition) something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness


SamplesWashing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer.
A bit of a bother.
He's not a friend, he's an infliction.


Synonymsannoyance, bother, botheration, pain, pain in the ass, pain in the neck


Broader (hypernym)negative stimulus


Narrower (hyponym)irritant, nuisance, plague, thorn









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