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.
Where to retire themselves, or where appease
Th' afflictive keen desire of food, expos'd
To winds, and storms, and jaws of savage death. Philips.
Restless Proserpine —
— On the spacious land and liquid main,
Spreads slow disease, and darts afflictive pain. Prior.