afflictive

[uh-flik-tiv]

adjective

characterized by or causing pain, distress, or grief; distressing.

Nearby words

  1. afflatus,
  2. afflict,
  3. afflicted,
  4. afflicting,
  5. affliction,
  6. afflictively,
  7. affluence,
  8. affluency,
  9. affluent,
  10. affluent society

Origin of afflictive

First recorded in 1605–15; afflict + -ive

Related formsaf·flic·tive·ly, adverb

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