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 for afflictive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Afflictive \Af*flic"tive\, a. [Cf. F. afflictif.]
     Giving pain; causing continued or repeated pain or grief;
     distressing. "Jove's afflictive hand." --Pope.
     [1913 Webster]
           Spreads slow disease, and darts afflictive pain.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: causing misery or pain or distress; "it was a sore trial
             to him"; "the painful process of growing up" [syn:
             afflictive, painful, sore]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "afflictive":
     aching, algetic, calamitous, dire, distasteful, distressing,
     galling, grievous, heartbreaking, hurtful, hurting, lamentable,
     painful, regrettable, sore, unfortunate, unpalatable, woeful

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