English noun: infliction
|1.||infliction (act) the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)|
|Narrower (hyponym)||protection, regimentation, reimposition, taxation, trade protection|
|Domain category||revenue 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|
|Samples||Washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer.|
A bit of a bother.
He's not a friend, he's an infliction.
|Synonyms||annoyance, bother, botheration, pain, pain in the ass, pain in the neck|
|Broader (hypernym)||negative stimulus|
|Narrower (hyponym)||irritant, nuisance, plague, thorn|