afflictive afflictive


  • (adj) causing misery or pain or distress



  1. Penance, wrote Father Lamera, should be both "afflictive and curative.
  2. Did I not say a few days ago that the impact of Lehman's pending fall would be afflictive and austere? Dow has just fallen by 504 points, bringing the index down to below 11,000.
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subordinate subordinate
/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /