Affliction vs Wormwood - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between affliction and wormwood

is that affliction is a state of pain, suffering, distress or agony while wormwood is (botany) an intensely bitter herb (various plants in genus artemisia ) used in the production of absinthe and vermouth, and as a tonic.

affliction

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A state of pain, suffering, distress or agony.
  • Something which causes pain, suffering, distress or agony.
  • *1913 ,
  • *:She wore a man's long ulster (not as if it were an affliction , but as if it were very comfortable and belonged to her; carried it like a young soldier) [...]
  • wormwood

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (botany) An intensely bitter herb (Artemisia absinthium'' and similar plants in genus ''Artemisia ) used in the production of absinthe and vermouth, and as a tonic.
  • * (rfdate), William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet'', Act I, Scene iii ''(the nurse's monologue) .
  • But as I said, / When it did taste the wormwood on the nipple / Of my dug and felt it bitter, pretty fool, / To see it tetchy and fall out with the dug! /
  • Anything that causes bitterness or affliction.
  • Synonyms

    * (botany) artemisia, grande wormwood, mugwort, absinthe, Artemisia pontica (obsolete)

    Derived terms

    * common wormwood * tree wormwood * wormwood hare

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