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Definition of AFFLICTED

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Afflict \Af*flict"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Afflicted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Afflicting}.] [L. afflictus, p. p. of affigere to cast down, deject; ad + fligere to strike: cf. OF. aflit, afflict, p. p. Cf. {Flagellate}.]
     1. To strike or cast down; to overthrow. [Obs.] "Reassembling our afflicted powers." --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     2. To inflict some great injury or hurt upon, causing continued pain or mental distress; to trouble grievously; to torment. [1913 Webster]

              They did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens.                   --Exod. i. 11. [1913 Webster]

              That which was the worst now least afflicts me.
                                                    --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     3. To make low or humble. [Obs.] --Spenser.
        [1913 Webster]

              Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error before an afflicted truth.                      --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: To trouble; grieve; pain; distress; harass; torment; wound; hurt. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

97 Moby Thesaurus words for "afflicted": abashed, agitated, agonized, bent, beset, boiled, bombed, boozy, bothered, canned, cast down, chagrined, chapfallen, cockeyed, cockeyed drunk, confused, convulsed, crocked, crocko, crucified, discomfited, discomforted, discomposed, disconcerted, disquieted, distressed, disturbed, doleful, dolorous, elevated, embarrassed, fried, fuddled, half-seas over, harrowed, high, hung up, hurt, hurting, ill at ease, illuminated, in distress, in pain, lacerated, lit, lit up, loaded, lubricated, lushy, martyred, martyrized, miserable, mortified, muzzy, oiled, on the rack, organized, out of countenance, pained, perturbed, pickled, pie-eyed, pissed, pissy-eyed, plastered, polluted, potted, put-out, put-upon, racked, raddled, rueful, ruthful, shellacked, skunk-drunk, smashed, soaked, sorrowful, soused, squiffy, stewed, stinko, suffering, swacked, tanked, tight, tormented, tortured, troubled, twisted, uncomfortable, under the harrow, uneasy, upset, wounded, wretched, wrung


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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