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Afflictive   Listen

Causing misery or pain or distress.  Synonyms: painful, sore.  "The painful process of growing up"

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"Afflictive" Quotes from Famous Books

... have their children wise and valiant, apt for counsel or for arms—send them to severe governments, and tie them to study, to hard labor, and afflictive contingencies. They rejoice when the bold boy strikes a lion with his hunting-spear, and shrinks not when the beast comes to affright his early courage. Softness is for slaves and beasts, for minstrels and useless persons, for such who can not ...
— The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume III (of X) - Great Britain and Ireland I • Francis W. Halsey

Words linked to "Afflictive" :   unpleasant, afflict, painful

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