OTHER WORDS FROM afflictiveaf·flic·tive·ly, adverb
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What an afflictive and appalling spectacle did it present to her!Hildebrand|Anonymous
"I do well to be angry, even unto death," is the usual style in which we greet the afflictive providence of God.
With the calm and dignified fortitude of a Christian, philosopher and hero—he met the shafts of afflictive fate.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
The "afflictive birch, cursed by unlettered idle youth," has other uses than that which the quotation would seem likely to imply.Poachers and Poaching|John Watson
They never have even a partial representation of ministers, except under the afflictive dispensations of Providence.