- 1The action of inflicting something unpleasant or painful on someone or something: the repeated infliction of painMore example sentences
- Perhaps, for instance, it's proper to derive satisfaction from deprivation of liberty but categorically improper to derive satisfaction from deprivation of life or infliction of physical pain.
- It specifies that torture includes only intentional infliction of ‘severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental.’
- Georgia, coined the phrase ‘unnecessary and wanton infliction of pain.’
- 1.1 [count noun] • informal, • dated A nuisance: what an infliction he must be!More example sentences
- He, too, bore several inflictions, but if they bothered him it did not show.
- Quite what the South Africans have done to warrant this infliction I'd better not speculate on.
- If readers thought that was a nefarious scheme, I apologize for any infliction it may have caused.