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Meaning of AFFLICTIVE

Pronunciation:  u'fliktiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  causing misery or pain or distress; "it was a sore trial to him"; "the painful process of growing up"
 

AFFLICTIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: painful, sore, unpleasant
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Af*flic"tive\, a. [Cf. F. afflictif.]
Giving pain; causing continued or repeated pain or grief;
distressing. ``Jove's afflictive hand.'' --Pope.

      Spreads slow disease, and darts afflictive pain.
                                               --Prior.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aching, algetic, calamitous, dire, distasteful, distressing, galling, grievous, heartbreaking, hurtful, hurting, lamentable, painful, regrettable, sore, unfortunate, unpalatable, woeful
 

 

 

 

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