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Affliction is pain, suffering or distress or the thing that causes pain, suffering or distress. Affliction can cover a lot of ground and it’s a judgement call as to what gets included. For example, some teenagers might consider a minor case acne to be a grave affliction. On the other hand, if you’ve watched loved […]


To afflict means to cause pain or suffering. For example, you might be afflicted with foot-in-mouth disease. This means that you suffer from frequently saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. Of course, foot-in-mouth disease is not a real disease. Yet a number of people seem to be afflicted with it. By way of […]