Definitions for: Tribulation


[n] an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event; "his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him"; "life is full of tribulations"; "a visitation of the plague"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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
affliction.

When tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the
word, by and by he is offended. --Matt. xiii.
21.

In the world ye shall have tribulation. --John. xvi.
33.

Synonyms: trial, visitation

See Also: affliction, fire

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