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Synonyms for purgatory
ˈpɜr gəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr ipur·ga·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. purgatorynoun

    a temporary condition of torment or suffering

    "a purgatory of drug abuse"

  2. purgatorynoun

    (theology) in Roman Catholic theology the place where those who have died in a state of grace undergo limited torment to expiate their sins

Dictionary of English Synonymes2.0 / 1 vote

  1. purgatorynoun

    Synonyms:
    limbo, hell, infernal regions, shades below

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  1. David Park:

    We are usually stuck in purgatory because we can’t invest in the highest-growth non-dividend payers and we aren’t interested in the lowest quality stocks either, we’re ... waiting for more opportunities like this.

  2. Andrew Bauch:

    PayPal is in an awkward kind of purgatory with John Rainey leaving.

  3. Elizabeth Grymeston:

    A fair woman is a paradise to the eye, a purgatory to the purse, and a hell to the soul.

  4. Democratic Leader Harry Reid:

    Ms. Lynch's nomination will not remain in purgatory forever.

  5. Dejan Stojanovic:

    History will be erased in the universal purgatory.


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