1. causing misery or pain or distress
    the painful process of growing up
    it was a sore trial to him
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How To Use afflictive In A Sentence

  • [124] And this the fallen angels severely understand; who having acted their first part in heaven, are made sharply miserable by transition, and more afflictively feel the contrary state of hell. Christian Morals
  • His Holiness explains the importance of the post-meditation practice of viewing all phenomena in daily life as illusion-like and how this practice will increase positive mental qualities such as compassion and bodhicitta while simultaneously decreasing the perceptions of independent existence (the grasping mind that generates afflictive emotions), and how to use this wisdom to complement the method practices of generosity, etc. Nagarjuna's Bodhichitta Commentary
  • Such is the spirit of meek and unmurmuring submission in which we ought to receive the dispensations of God, however severe and afflictive.
  • Clean house and make our American process work again, afflictively. RSSMicro Search - Top News on RSS Feeds
  • Hour is ripe to recall unnumbered tribulations, sacrifices heroically endured by the dawn-breakers, culminating in Bahá’u’lláh’s afflictive imprisonment in Citadel of Faith
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