Definition of Afflictive

1. Adjective. Causing misery or pain or distress. "The painful process of growing up"

Exact synonyms: Painful, Sore
Similar to: Unpleasant
Derivative terms: Afflict, Afflict, Painfulness, Soreness

Definition of Afflictive

1. a. Giving pain; causing continued or repeated pain or grief; distressing.

Definition of Afflictive

1. Adjective. That causes physical or mental pain ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Afflictive

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Afflictive

1. Giving pain; causing continued or repeated pain or grief; distressing. "Jove's afflictive hand." "Spreads slow disease, and darts afflictive pain." (Prior) Origin: Cf. F. Afflictif. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Afflictive

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afflations
afflatus
afflatuses
afflict
afflicted
afflictedness
afflicter
afflicters
afflictest
afflicteth
afflicting
affliction
afflictionless
afflictions
afflictive (current term)
afflictively
afflicts
affluence
affluences
affluencies
affluency
affluent
affluential
affluentials
affluently
affluentness
affluents
affluenza
afflux

Literary usage of Afflictive

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1. The Rationale of Punishment by Jeremy Bentham (1830)
"A PUNISHMENT is simply afflictive when the object aimed at is to produce ... Simple afflictive punishments are distinguished from one another by three ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1847)
"My experience leads me to believe that every case of this afflictive accident is completely remediable. I decidedly prefer the metallic suture in the ..."

3. An Account of the Experience of Hester Ann Rogers: And Her Funeral Sermon by Hester Ann Rogers, Thomas Coke (1832)
"... so when lost in the ocean of love, every severe trial, temptation, or afflictive dispensation, serves to plunge me deeper into God. Still pray for me, ..."

4. Our Press Gang, Or, A Complete Exposition of the Corruptions and Crimes of by Lambert A. Wilmer (1859)
"AN afflictive CHANGE.—General Jackson once remarked, " A man who seeks the Chief Magistracy of this conntry ..."

5. Sketches of the Life and Character of the Rev. Lemuel Haynes, A. M.: For by Timothy Mather Cooley (1839)
"... CHAPTER X. , afflictive SCENES. " THE heart of the wise is in the house of mourning." In a remarkable degree this characteristic of wisdom was found in ..."

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