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Synonyms for ordeal
ɔrˈdil, -ˈdi əl, ˈɔr dilor·deal

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  1. ordeal

    test, trial, probation, experiment

    argument, plea, discussion, investigation, evidence

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  1. ordealnoun

    a severe or trying experience

    trial by ordeal

  2. ordeal, trial by ordealnoun

    a primitive method of determining a person's guilt or innocence by subjecting the accused person to dangerous or painful tests believed to be under divine control; escape was usually taken as a sign of innocence

    trial by ordeal

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  1. ordealnoun

    trial, test, touchstone, proof, assay, experiment

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  1. List of paraphrases for "ordeal":

    plight, test, calvary, adversity, torment

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  1. Shari Redstone:

    I am grateful to the court for putting an end to this long ordeal?, i am so happy for my father that he can now live his life in peace, surrounded by his friends and family.

  2. Bob Pierce:

    It's been a terrible ordeal for the families and hopefully they can move on from this.

  3. Tony Fernandes:

    This is my worst nightmare. But there is no stopping, i as your group CEO will be there through these hard times. We will go through this terrible ordeal together and I will try to see as many of you.

  4. Armand Sprecher:

    It wasn't so long ago that Ebola was a real and present danger, yet many people have reverted to traditional practices, it is surprising that the ordeal they went through has not been enough to maintain a change in behavior in the long term.

  5. Doug Jehl:

    He wasn't sure until the plane took off that it was the end of his ordeal.

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