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Adjective
Causing great pain or anguish
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“She could not avoid believing but that Don Felipo and a mother who so fondly loved him, must justly abhor her as the cause of this afflicting event.”
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Feeling, expressing, or inducing sadness, regret, or grief
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Causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry
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Present participle for to cause (someone) pain, suffering or distress
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“A vast array of social problems afflict a country so recently traumatized by war.”
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(usually of a disease or condition) Present participle for to affect adversely
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Present participle for to diminish the confidence or courage of
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Present participle for to cause a profound effect
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Present participle for to be detrimental to
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Present participle for to take violent or aggressive action against
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Present participle for to punish (in order to bring about improvement in behavior, attitude, etc)
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Present participle for to hit or strike with force
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Present participle for to spread or pervade throughout
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Present participle for to punish or reprimand (someone) for a fault or crime
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Present participle for have a severely detrimental effect on
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Present participle for to catch or develop (a disease or infectious agent)
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