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Affli'ctive. adj. [from afflict.] That which causes affliction; painful; tormenting.

They found martyrdom a duty dressed up indeed with all that was terrible and afflictive to human nature, yet not at all the less a duty. South.

                            Nor find
Where to retire themselves, or where appease
Th' afflictive keen desire of food, expos'd
To winds, and storms, and jaws of savage death.

                    Restless Proserpine —
— On the spacious land and liquid main,
Spreads slow disease, and darts afflictive pain.

Sources: Philips, John (42) · Prior, Matthew (162) · South, Robert (158)

Attributes: Adjective (426)

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