affliction affliction  /əf ˈlɪk ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health
  2. (n) a cause of great suffering and distress
  3. (n) a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity

Usage(s):

  1. One patient who went home for a visit even found that his affliction had its advantages.
  2. But everyone who has experienced tinnitus agrees that, in the most serious cases, it can be a maddening and psychologically devastating affliction.
  3. There were tears in their eyes when I told them about Guinea worm disease, a horrible affliction nearing eradication thanks to the effort of an international coalition.

News

  1. Poignant Poems "Dad" and "Daddy" Highlight Posthumous Poetry Book by MS Victim Robyn Taradash

    "I Sing in Silence" book of poetry written by a young Multipls Sclerosis sufferer touches the heart and soul. Through these poems Robyn Taradash was able to overcome her affliction and reach out to the universe. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10821414.htm
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Teaching Kids To Live With Asthma

    Summer camp is supposed to be fun and educational, but one area camp is teaching kids how to cope with an affliction that hinders them.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WOWT Omaha

  3. Letter: A Hideous Auditory Affliction

    The Jack Vernon Walk to Silence Tinnitus took place yesterday in Portland, Ore. Vernon was the cofounder of the American Tinnitus Association, which is based in Portland, and the leader of research to find a cure for this hideous affliction, which is suffered by an estimated 50 million Americans.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Valley News

Quotes

  1. As the filming was on hold because of the weather, Scheider "called me up and said, 'You don't know where I am if they call.' He'd gone to get a tan. He was really very tan-addicted. That was due to a childhood affliction where he was in bed for a...
    on Feb 10, 2008 By: Richard Dreyfuss Source: FOXNews

  2. "The chronic dysfunction of Albany metathesized into the corruption of Albany, and it was a bipartisan affliction," Mr. Cuomo said. "We stand today next to one of the historic monuments of government corruption, unfortunately Albany's antics...
    on May 22, 2010 By: Andrew Cuomo Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. Sir Bobby said: "I had a scan to assess why I felt unwell and had to leave the game at Ipswich early, and the doctors discovered a small, operable tumour that caused an affliction on the left side of my face. On Wednesday I will have an operation to...
    on Aug 20, 2006 By: Sir Bobby Robson Source: guardian.co.uk

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