sicken, disorder, derange, indispose; weaken, debilitate, enervate, enfeeble; disable, cripple, incapacitate, invalid.
afflicted, adj.1. vexed, harassed, tormented, plagued, beset, persecuted; bothered, perturbed, disturbed, agitated, flustered, irritated, inflamed.
2. punished, agonized, tortured, racked; hurt, harmed, wounded, pained, injured, damaged, molested; struck, stung, stabbed, pierced.
3. troubled, burdened, oppressed; grieved, aggrieved, saddened, embittered, heartbroken, Inf.cut up; weakened, debilitated, enervated, enfeebled; disabled, crippled, incapacitated.
affliction, n.1. adversity, hurt, harm, ruin, ruination, desolation; misery, wretchedness, agony, torture, torment, distress, suffering, Archaic, bale; woe, grief, dolor, sorrow, sadness, anguish, anxiety, unhappiness, heartache, heartbreak, heavy heart; trouble, hardship, sea of troubles, storm and stress; misfortune, infelicity, ill orbad luck, ill orbad fortune, ambsace, evil eye, evil wind, dark cloud orstar, storm clouds; trial, tribulation, burden, weight, load, heavy load orburden.
2. mishap, mischance, miscarriage, misadventure, Scot. and North Eng.
mishanter, glitch, casualty, accident; shock, blow, heavy ornasty orstaggering blow, buffet, stroke, stroke of bad orill luck orfortune; reverse, reversal, setback, comedown, bringdown, bitter pill; disaster, tragedy, calamity, catastrophe, cataclysm.
afflictive, adj.1. distressing, distressful, painful; tormenting, torturing, torturous, vexing, vexatious, plaguing, harassing, troubling.
2. sad, sorrowful, woeful, mournful, doleful, dolorous; grievous, sore, hard to bear ortake; severe, hard, heavy, SI.heavy-duty; unfortunate, unlucky, unhappy; wretched, miserable, deplorable, pitiful, pitiable, piteous, pathetic, pathetical.
3. dire, black, harrowing; disastrous, tragic, calamitous, catastrophic, cataclysmic, cataclysmal, ruinous.
affluence, n.1. wealth, opulence, riches; fortune, plenty, bounty; prosperity, SI.easy street, wealthiness; money, gold, capital, substance, property, resources, wherewithal.
2. abundance, plenitude, amplitude, fullness, richness; excessiveness, luxuriance, profusion, copiousness, plethora; surfeit, repletion, nimiety, excess, exuberance; superabundance, superfluity, cornucopia, horn of plenty.
affluent1, adj.1. wealthy, rich, opulent, pecu-nious, moneyed, flush; prosperous, well-to-do, flourishing, thriving, in clover; easy, comfortable, well-off, independent, SI.on easy street; Inf.well-heeled, SI. loaded, SI.in the money, SI.in the dough, roiling in riches, wallowing in wealth.
2. abundant, profuse, rife, brimming, teeming, full; plenteous, plentiful, bounteous, abounding, bountiful; copious, lavish, exuberant, luxuriant; superabundant, excessive, plethoric, inordinate, overfull.
affluent2, n.tributary, confluent, branch, anabranch, feeder, ramification, arm.
afford, v. 1. stand, bear, manage, support, have means for, have sufficient means for, meet the expense of.
2. yield, furnish, supply, provide; give forth, bring forth, generate, engender, beget.