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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tribulation mean? 

  The noun TRIBULATION has 1 sense:

1. an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event

  Familiarity information: TRIBULATION used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1tribulation [BACK TO TOP]


An annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events


tribulation; visitation; trial

Context examples:

his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him / life is full of tribulations / a visitation of the plague

Hypernyms ("tribulation" is a kind of...):

affliction (a cause of great suffering and distress)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tribulation"):

fire (a severe trial)

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