1. [ noun ] the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)
Synonyms: imposition
Related terms: enforcement regimentation reimposition taxation protection tax
2. [ noun ] an act causing pain or damage
Related terms: wrongdoing inflict
3. [ noun ] something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness
Synonyms: nuisance botheration bother pain pain_in_the_neck pain_in_the_ass annoyance

"washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer" "a bit of a bother" "he's not a friend, he's an infliction"

Related terms: negative_stimulus nuisance irritant common_nuisance plague abatable_nuisance private_nuisance mixed_nuisance attractive_nuisance annoy pain
Similar spelling:   inflict