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Definition 1: the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for infliction in the sense of this definition

(infliction is a kind of ...) the act of enforcing; ensuring observance of or obedience to

(... is a kind of infliction ) the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition

"he made trade protection a plank in the party platform"

(... is a kind of infliction ) the imposition of order or discipline

(... is a kind of infliction ) imposition again

(... is a kind of infliction ) the imposition of taxes; the practice of the government in levying taxes on the subjects of a state

(infliction belongs to category ...) charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government

Definition 2: an act causing pain or damage - [noun denoting act]

(infliction is a kind of ...) activity that transgresses moral or civil law

"he denied any wrongdoing"

Definition 3: something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where infliction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer
  • a bit of a bother
  • he's not a friend, he's an infliction

Synonyms for infliction in the sense of this definition

(infliction is a kind of ...) a stimulus with undesirable consequences

(... is a kind of infliction ) (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive

(... is a kind of infliction ) something that causes irritation and annoyance

"he's a thorn in my flesh"

(... is a kind of infliction ) an annoyance

"those children are a damn plague"

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