infliction

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 Infliction — Infliction, lat. deutsch, die Auferlegung einer Strafe …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

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

    English World dictionary

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

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

    New Collegiate Dictionary

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

    Wiktionary

  • 12 infliction — 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… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 infliction — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. scourge, affliction; adversity; curse, disgrace; imposition; administering (to). See compulsion. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. curse, visitation, castigation; see pain 1 , punishment . III (Roget s… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 infliction — in flic·tion || ɪn flɪkʃn n. act of imposing or meting out (punishment, etc.); act of causing something unpleasant (suffering, etc.); something inflicted (suffering, etc.) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 infliction — n. 1. Inflicting, imposition. 2. Punishment, judgment …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 16 infliction — n 1. imposition, perpetration, administration; punishment, castigation, chastening, chastisement; penalty, requital, retribution, nemesis. 2. trouble, worry, affliction, suffering, hurt; irritation, annoyance, vexation; torture, torment, trial,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 17 infliction — in·flic·tion …

    English syllables

  • 18 infliction — See: inflict …

    English dictionary

  • 19 infliction — in•flic•tion [[t]ɪnˈflɪk ʃən[/t]] n. 1) the act of inflicting 2) something inflicted, as punishment or suffering • Etymology: 1525–35; < LL …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 infliction — /ɪnˈflɪkʃən/ (say in flikshuhn) noun 1. the act of inflicting. 2. something inflicted, as punishment, suffering, etc …

    Australian English dictionary


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