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Definitions of torment

  1. intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain; " an agony of doubt"; " the torments of the damned"
  2. extreme mental distress
  3. treat cruelly; " The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
  4. a severe affliction
  5. causing distress or worry or anxiety; " distressing ( or disturbing) news"; " lived in heroic if something distressful isolation"; " a disturbing amount of crime"; " a revelation that was most perturbing"; " a new and troubling thought"; " in a particularly worrisome predicament"; " a worrying situation"; " a worrying time"
  6. torment emotionally or mentally
  7. subject to torture
  8. a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented; " so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors"
  9. unbearable physical pain
  10. subject to torture; " The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible"
  11. An engine for casting stones.
  12. Extreme pain; anguish; torture; the utmost degree of misery, either of body or mind.
  13. That which gives pain, vexation, or misery.
  14. To put to extreme pain or anguish; to inflict excruciating misery upon, either of body or mind; to torture.
  15. To pain; to distress; to afflict.
  16. To tease; to vex; to harass; as, to be tormented with importunities, or with petty annoyances.
  17. To put into great agitation.
  18. Extreme pain; the infliction of torture; anguish; that which causes pain or anguish.
  19. To put to extreme pain of mind or body; to torture; colloquially, to tease.
  20. Tormentor.
  21. Suffering, anguish; colic, ileus, tormina.
  22. Torture: anguish: that which causes pain.
  23. To torture: to put to extreme pain, physical or mental: to distress: to afflict.
  24. To torture.
  25. Extreme pain; torture; great annoyance; that which causes torment.
  26. To torture; afflict; annoy greatly.
  27. Intense pain or a person or thing that cause it; torture; anguish; distress.
  28. Termentor.
  29. Extreme pain or anguish, bodily or mental; that which gives pain or misery.
  30. To put to extreme pain or anguish, bodily or mental; to distress; to harass.
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Usage examples for torment

  1. The worthy woman granted my request without any difficulty, and we were at our ease for the future, though the desires with which Armelline inspired me had become dreadful torment. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. You want to go after that poor girl and torment her; but she's dying and soon you won't be able to hurt her any more. – Fort Lafayette or, Love and Secession by Benjamin Wood
  3. The torment I feel is somehow a part of joyousness. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  4. Why do you torment yourself?" – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  5. Oh, sister, do you really think it possible that we can escape this place of torment? – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  6. The less cultivated Jains believe in a region of torment. – Vikram-and-the-Vampire-Classic-Hindu-Tales-of-Adventure-Magic-and-Romance by Burton, Isabel, Lady
  7. How could you torment me so long,- so long? – Erlach Court by Ossip Schubin
  8. The mortal agony was dealing its last sharp blows, and every instinct impelled him to cry out against the torment. – Prisoners of Conscience by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  9. Has He sent you here to torment me? – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  10. Augustine's eyes were drawing her down into their torment. – Amabel Channice by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  11. In truth, each in his own way felt keenly that we were leaving a world of life and possible comfort for one of torment and suffering. – My Attainment of the Pole by Frederick A. Cook
  12. Although, said Luther, I had done no more but only freed people from that torment, yet they might well give me thanks for it. – Selections from the Table Talk of Martin Luther by Martin Luther
  13. Mine was a soul in torment, listening to music in heaven. – Tales of the Chesapeake by George Alfred Townsend
  14. The words chosen to press it express much pain and pains, much torment and labour. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  15. And when she bent over him to bathe and dress his wound, he roused what force he had left in him, kissed her on her red mouth, sighed like a man delivered from torment, and so gave up his soul happily. – Flemish Legends by Charles de Coster
  16. " That suits me well," said the tailor, " for then I shall have no need to torment myself any longer with the needle," and ran out himself and called the relations together. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  17. Why should you torment yourself so? – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  18. Miss Goldthwaite had been married four years past, and had one little son, the joy and torment of her life. – Thankful Rest by Annie S. Swan
  19. I held my breath, prepared to endure fresh torment. – Father and Son by Edmund Gosse
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