Synonyms and related words:
affliction, bane, bitter cup, bitter draft, bitter draught, bitter pill, bother, bugbear, burden, burden of care, burdening, calamity, cankerworm of care, care, castigation, charging, chastening, chastisement, condign punishment, correction, cross, crown of thorns, crushing burden, curse, death, demand, deserts, destruction, disciplinary measures, discipline, disease, distress, encumbrance, evil, exaction, ferule, freighting, gall, gall and wormwood, grievance, harm, imposing an onus, imposition, inconsiderateness, inconvenience, judgment, judicial punishment, laying on, load, loading, loading down, nemesis, obtrusiveness, open wound, oppression, pack of troubles, pains, pains and punishments, pay, payment, peck of troubles, penal retribution, penalty, penology, pest, pestilence, plague, presumptuousness, punishment, punition, retribution, retributive justice, running sore, scourge, sea of troubles, sorrow, tasking, taxing, thorn, torment, trouble, unwarranted demand, vexation, visitation, waters of bitterness, weight, weighting, well-deserved punishment, what-for, woe

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  • infliction — ⇒INFLICTION, subst. fém. DR., vx. ,,Action d infliger une peine corporelle et afflictive (LITTRÉ). L empereur : Le châtiment n est il pas l infliction d un mal contraire au crime commis? (CLAUDEL, Repos 7e jour, 1901, II, p. 829) : • En suivant… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Infliction — In*flic tion, n. [L. inflictio: cf. F. infliction.] 1. The act of inflicting or imposing; as, the infliction of torment, or of punishment. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is inflicted or imposed, as punishment, disgrace, calamity, etc. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Infliction — Infliction, lat. deutsch, die Auferlegung einer Strafe …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • infliction — I noun abuse, application, blow, castigation, commission, commitment, execution, force, harassment, imposition, incommodum, injury, maltreatment, misfortune, oppression, ordeal, penalty, performance, perpetration, persecution, plague, punishment …   Law dictionary

  • infliction — 1530s, from L.L. inflictionem (nom. inflictio) an inflicting, a striking against, noun of action from pp. stem of L. infligere (see INFLICT (Cf. inflict)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • infliction — [in flik′shən] n. [LL inflictio] 1. the act of inflicting 2. something inflicted, as punishment …   English World dictionary

  • infliction — /in flik sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of inflicting. 2. something inflicted, as punishment or suffering. [1525 35; < LL infliction (s. of inflictio). See INFLICT, ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • infliction — (in fli ksion ; en vers, de quatre syllabes) s. f. Action d infliger. L infliction de certaines privations comme pénitence.    Terme de jurisprudence. Action d infliger une peine corporelle et afflictive. REMARQUE    Ce mot, qui ne se trouve pas… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • infliction — inflict ► VERB (inflict on) 1) cause (something unpleasant or painful) to be suffered by. 2) impose (something unwelcome) on. DERIVATIVES infliction noun. ORIGIN Latin infligere strike against …   English terms dictionary

  • infliction — noun Date: 1534 1. the act of inflicting 2. something (as punishment or suffering) that is inflicted …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • infliction — noun The act of inflicting or something inflicted; an imposition …   Wiktionary