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Synonyms for torment
tɔrˈmɛnt, ˈtɔr mɛnt; ˈtɔr mɛnt

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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

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

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    torments, haunt, ordeal

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