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Synonyms for torment
tɔrˈmɛnt, ˈtɔr mɛnt; ˈtɔr mɛnt

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. torment

    Pain is the most general term of this group, including all the others; pain is a disturbing sensation from which nature revolts, resulting from some injurious external interference (as from a wound, a bruise, a harsh word, etc.), or from some lack of what one needs, craves, or cherishes (as, the pain of hunger or bereavement), or from some abnormal action of bodily or mental functions (as, the pains of disease, envy, or discontent). Suffering is one of the severer forms of pain. The prick of a needle causes pain, but we should scarcely speak of it as suffering. Distress is too strong a word for little hurts, too feeble for the intensest suffering, but commonly applied to some continuous or prolonged trouble or need; as, the distress of a shipwrecked crew, or of a destitute family. Ache is lingering pain, more or less severe; pang, a pain short, sharp, intense, and perhaps repeated. We speak of the pangs of hunger or of remorse. Throe is a violent and thrilling pain. Paroxysm applies to an alternately recurring and receding pain, which comes as it were in waves; the paroxysm is the rising of the wave. Torment and torture are intense and terrible sufferings. Agony and anguish express the utmost pain or suffering of body or mind. Agony of body is that with which the system struggles; anguish that by which it is crushed.

    Synonyms:
    ache, agony, anguish, distress, pain, pang, paroxysm, suffering, throe, torture, twinge, wo(e)

    Antonyms:
    comfort, delight, ease, enjoyment, peace, rapture, relief, solace

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. torment

    Synonyms:
    tease, worry, persecute, rack, plague, tantalize, pain, distress, afflict, torture, harass, importune

    Antonyms:
    soothe, gratify, please, entertain, delight, amuse

Princeton's WordNet

  1. torture, torment(noun)

    unbearable physical pain

    Synonyms:
    badgering, harassment, worrying, overrefinement, torturing, agony, torture, anguish, bedevilment, curse, twisting, distortion, straining

  2. anguish, torment, torture(noun)

    extreme mental distress

    Synonyms:
    badgering, distortion, worrying, overrefinement, torturing, straining, harassment, torture, anguish, bedevilment, twisting, agony, curse

  3. agony, torment, torture(noun)

    intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain

    "an agony of doubt"; "the torments of the damned"

    Synonyms:
    badgering, distortion, worrying, overrefinement, torturing, straining, harassment, excruciation, torture, anguish, bedevilment, suffering, twisting, agony, curse

  4. harassment, torment(noun)

    a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented

    "so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors"

    Synonyms:
    badgering, worrying, molestation, harassment, torture, anguish, bedevilment, agony, curse

  5. curse, torment(noun)

    a severe affliction

    Synonyms:
    bedevilment, whammy, scourge, expletive, condemnation, swearing, curse word, jinx, oath, badgering, worrying, curse, execration, cuss, harassment, agony, torture, swearword, nemesis, anguish, bane, hex

  6. badgering, worrying, torment, bedevilment(verb)

    the act of harassing someone

    Synonyms:
    badgering, worrying, anguish, harassment, torture, bedevilment, agony, curse

  7. torment, torture, excruciate, rack(verb)

    torment emotionally or mentally

    Synonyms:
    squeeze, gouge, bedevil, wring, extort, rack, rag, single-foot, excruciate, torture, crucify, scud, dun, frustrate

  8. torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate(verb)

    treat cruelly

    "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

    Synonyms:
    bawl out, chide, confound, befuddle, cross, lambast, foil, fox, savage, nark, tease, frustrate, bedevil, spoil, take to task, bother, blast, rile, rack, gravel, excruciate, trounce, bilk, rally, dun, get to, berate, thwart, torture, crucify, chew out, pillory, baffle, nettle, throw, scotch, chafe, ride, get at, subdue, lecture, irritate, have words, reproof, razz, call down, tantalise, mortify, annoy, tantalize, reprimand, cod, scold, taunt, rebuke, rag, jaw, discombobulate, vex, lambaste, chew up, dress down, confuse, call on the carpet, remonstrate, bait, twit, devil, fuddle

  9. torture, excruciate, torment(verb)

    subject to torture

    "The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible"

    Synonyms:
    bedevil, rack, rag, excruciate, torture, crucify, dun, frustrate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. torment(n.)

    Synonyms:
    ANGUISH, agony, torture, rack, pang, extreme pain, excruciating pain, acute distress

  2. torment(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    torture, distress, agonize, rack, excruciate, pain extremely, put to the rack, put to torture

  3. torment(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    tease, vex, plague, harass, worry, harry, badger, fret, irritate, nettle, provoke, tantalize, trouble, annoy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. torment(n)

    Synonyms:
    pain, anguish, distress, torture, bane, infliction, scourge, thorn

  2. torment(v)

    Synonyms:
    persecute, hector, tease, tantalize, harry, torture, grill, rack, distress

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "torment":

    torments, haunt, ordeal

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How to use torment in a sentence?

  1. Erik Pevernagie:

    Remembering our past can be a healthy exercise. We should yet beware of manipulations of our memory. By sticking to things that torment us, we can be tempted to brood over what should have, could have or would have been done.(no shoulda,coulda,woulda). When we walk down the memory lane, we learn from the past and pick for the present the fundamentals, which can be brought into play for the future. ("Walking down the memory lane" )

  2. Frank H. Crane:

    You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough.

  3. Sarah Bajc on Monday:

    The last few days has been torment. It's brought everything back. We're just reliving what we've gone through, it's a horrible nightmare.

  4. James Arthur Baldwin:

    The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because it is invested with so much of oneself. It is a mystery, containing, like all mysteries, the possibility of torment.

  5. Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood:

    It just boggles my mind you would torment and beat and place a kid in the oven and yet you walk around on two feet, animals don’t treat their kids the way this guy treated this little girl.

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