1. [syn: afflictive, painful, sore]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Afflictive \Af*flic"tive\, a. [Cf. F. afflictif.]
Giving pain; causing continued or repeated pain or grief;
distressing. "Jove's afflictive hand." --Pope.
Spreads slow disease, and darts afflictive pain.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: causing misery or pain or distress; "it was a sore trial
to him"; "the painful process of growing up" [syn:
afflictive, painful, sore]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
18 Moby Thesaurus words for "afflictive":
aching, algetic, calamitous, dire, distasteful, distressing,
galling, grievous, heartbreaking, hurtful, hurting, lamentable,
painful, regrettable, sore, unfortunate, unpalatable, woeful