tribulation NOUN 1) a state of great trouble or suffering. 2) a cause of this.
ORIGIN Latin, from tribulare 'press, oppress' .

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  • Tribulation — Trib u*la tion, n. [OE. tribulacium, F. tribulation, L. tribulatio, from tribulare to press, afflict, fr. tribulum a thrashing sledge, akin to terere, tritum, to rub. See {Trite}.] That which occasions distress, trouble, or vexation; severe… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • tribulation — index burden, distress (anguish), misfortune, quagmire, trouble Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tribulation — early 13c., from O.Fr. tribulacion (12c.), from L.L. tribulationem (nom. tribulatio) distress, trouble, affliction (c.200), from tribulatus, pp. of tribulare to oppress, afflict, a figurative use by Christian writers of L. tribulare to press,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • tribulation — *trial, affliction, visitation, cross Analogous words: oppression, persecution, wronging or wrong (see corresponding verbs at WRONG): *sorrow, grief, anguish, woe: *distress, suffering, misery, agony Antonyms: consolation …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • tribulation — [n] pain, unhappiness adversity, affliction, albatross*, bad luck*, blow*, bummer*, burden, care, cross to bear*, crucible*, curse, difficulty, distress, double whammy*, downer*, drag*, grief, hard knock*, hard time*, headache*, heartache*,… …   New thesaurus

  • tribulation — TRIBULATION. s. f. Affliction, adversité. Dieu exerce, esprouve ses Elus par les tribulations, vous avez bien souffert des tribulations. il a passé par bien des tribulations. Ce terme n est guere usité qu en parlant des adversitez qui nous… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • tribulation — [trib΄yə lā′shən] n. [ME tribulacion < OFr < LL(Ec) tribulatio < tribulare, to afflict, oppress < L, to press < tribulum, threshing platform with sharp studs, akin to terere, to rub: for IE base see THROW] 1. great misery or… …   English World dictionary

  • Tribulation — The Tribulation (or Great Tribulation ) is an event referred to in the New Testament of the Bible at bibleref|Matthew|24:21 ( For then shall be great tribulation... King James Version) and other passages.In the futurist view of Christian… …   Wikipedia

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