Big problems or troubles. (Cambridge Dictionary)
Grievous distress, affliction, or trouble: (Dictionary.com)
An affliction: (Dictionary.com)
Afflictions or misfortunes. (Collins Dictionary)
Great sorrow or distress (often used hyperbolically). (Oxford Dictionaries)
Things that cause sorrow or distress; troubles. (Oxford Dictionaries)
Used to express grief, regret, or distress. (Merriam – Webster)
a condition of deep suffering from misfortune, affliction, or grief. (Oxford Dictionaries)
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