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Synonyms for torment
tɔrˈmɛnt, ˈtɔr mɛnt; ˈtɔr mɛnttor·ment

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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, tormentnoun

    unbearable physical pain

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

  2. anguish, torment, torturenoun

    extreme mental distress

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

  3. agony, torment, torturenoun

    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, tormentnoun

    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, tormentnoun

    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, bedevilmentverb

    the act of harassing someone

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

  7. torment, torture, excruciate, rackverb

    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, frustrateverb

    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, tormentverb

    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. tormentnoun

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

  2. tormentverb

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

  3. tormentverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tormentnoun

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

  2. tormentverb

    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. Clive Staples Lewis:

    Of all tyrannies a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

  2. 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.

  3. Steve Spurrier:

    It's a simple truth that the greater your accomplishments -- your victories -- the greater opposition, torment, and discouragement your enemies will throw in your path. Expect it and don't become a victim of it, so I'm telling our fans expect those people that are our enemies to talk bad about us.

  4. XinR Alarm:

    Because it’s the pain that brings me pleasure It’s that torment that I treasure It’s the suffering that keeps me alive It’s in this misery that I thrive

  5. Jay Sekulow:

    Unleashing each and every The House committee to torment the President with legislative subpoena after legislative subpoena is a recipe for constitutional crisis.


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