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1 infliction

The act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo).

synonym: imposition.

Roget 735: adversity, evil etc. 619; failure etc. 732; bad luck, ill luck, evil luck, adverse luck, hard fortune, hard hap, hard luck, ... show more

Roget 972: punishment, punition; chastisement, chastening; correction, castigation.    discipline, infliction, trial; judgment; penalty etc. 974; retribution; ... show more

Dutch: strafoplegging
Polish: narzucanie

2 infliction

An act causing pain or damage.

Dutch: strafoplegging
Polish: wyrzÄ…dzenie

3 infliction

Something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness:
— He's not a friend, he's an infliction.

synonyms: annoyance, bother, botheration, pain, pain in the ass, pain in the neck.

Roget 828: mental suffering, pain, dolor; suffering, sufferance; ache, smart etc. (physical pain) 378; passion.    displeasure, dissatisfaction, discomfort, ... show more

Roget 830: painfulness etc. adj.; trouble, care etc. (pain) 828; trial; affliction, infliction; blow, stroke, burden, ... show more

Dutch: hinder, last, overlast

Moby thesaurus: affliction, bane, bitter cup, bitter draft, bitter draught, bitter pill, bother, bugbear, burden, burden of care, burdening, calamity, cankerworm of care, care, castigation, charging, chastening, chastisement, condign punishment, correction ... show more.

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