Synonyms for Afflictive:

adj.

all (adjective)
sore, painful.
painful (adjective)
achy, nagging, smarting, sore, hurtful, aching.

n.

achy, pain, smarting, nagging, hurtful, aching. afflictive (noun)
painful, sore, unpleasant.

Other synonyms:

achy, aching, smarting, nagging. hurtful. Other relevant words:
achy, painful, smarting, nagging, hurtful, aching.

Usage examples for afflictive

  1. It seems right, however, in the present instance, to set the reader's expectations at rest, though the doing so be somewhat afflictive to his feelings. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  2. 3. Can we account for these afflictive providences? – Sketches of the Covenanters by J. C. McFeeters