Definition of afflictive in English:

afflictive

adjective

archaic
  • See afflict

    • ‘Remove the ignorance that misconceives phenomena to inherently exist and you prevent the generation of afflictive emotions like lust and hatred.’
    • ‘We've come to understand that ‘ignoble’ thoughts often carry with them a level of afflictive emotion.’
    • ‘And through fine moments of awareness, it is possible to not let afflictive emotions like anger evolve as a chain reaction that leads to the wish to harm.’
    • ‘The passion for setting people right is in itself an afflictive disease.’
    • ‘And if they destroy your inner well-being and then also that of others, then we call them either negative, or afflictive, or obscuring, or destructive.’

Pronunciation:

afflictive

/əˈflɪktɪv/