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Calamity vs. Affliction

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Calamitynoun

An event resulting in great loss.

Afflictionnoun

A state of pain, suffering, distress or agony.

Calamitynoun

The distress that results from some disaster.

Afflictionnoun

Something which causes pain, suffering, distress or agony.

Calamitynoun

Any great misfortune or cause of misery; - generally applied to events or disasters which produce extensive evil, either to communities or individuals.

‘Strokes of calamity that scathe and scorch the soul.’;

Afflictionnoun

The cause of continued pain of body or mind, as sickness, losses, etc.; an instance of grievous distress; a pain or grief.

‘To repay that money will be a biting affliction.’;

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Calamitynoun

A state or time of distress or misfortune; misery.

‘The deliberations of calamity are rarely wise.’; ‘Where'er I came I brought calamity.’;

Afflictionnoun

The state of being afflicted; a state of pain, distress, or grief.

‘Some virtues are seen only in affliction.’;

Calamitynoun

an event resulting in great loss and misfortune;

‘the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity’; ‘the earthquake was a disaster’;

Afflictionnoun

a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity

Afflictionnoun

a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health

Afflictionnoun

a cause of great suffering and distress

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Afflictionnoun

a cause of pain or harm

‘a crippling affliction of the nervous system’;

Afflictionnoun

the state of being in pain

‘poor people in great affliction’;

Afflictionnoun

an instance of one celestial body afflicting another.

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