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English noun: infliction

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


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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