HyperDic: infliction

English > 3 senses of the word infliction:
NOUNactinfliction, impositionthe act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)
actinflictionan act causing pain or damage
cognitioninfliction, annoyance, bother, botheration, pain, pain in the neck, pain in the asssomething or someone that causes trouble
infliction > pronunciation
Soundsihnflih'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > infliction: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo).
Synonymimposition
Categorytax, taxation, revenue enhancementCharge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
Narrowerprotection, trade protectionThe imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic / domestic industry against foreign competition
regimentationThe imposition of order or discipline
reimpositionimposition again
taxationThe imposition of taxes
BroaderenforcementThe act of enforcing
Spanishimposición
Catalanimposició
English > infliction: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAn act causing pain or damage.
Broaderwrongdoing, wrongful conduct, misconduct, actus reusActivity that transgresses moral or civil law
Spanishimposición
Catalanimposició
Verbsinflictimpose something unpleasant
English > infliction: 3 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningSomething or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness.
Example "he's not a friend, he's an infliction"
Synonymsannoyance, bother, botheration, pain, pain in the neck, pain in the ass
Narrowerirritant, thornSomething that causes irritation and annoyance
nuisance(law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers / endangers life and health or is offensive
plagueAn annoyance
Broadernegative stimulusA stimulus with undesirable consequences
Spanishaburrimiento, fastidio, irritación, joroba, lata, macanazo, molestia, molienda, puñeta
Catalandestorb, enuig, enutjament, molèstia, nosa, tabarra

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