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Princeton's WordNet

  1. torture, torturingadjective

    the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason

    "it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"

    overrefinement, agony, torture, anguish, twisting, distortion, straining, torment


  2. agonizing, agonising, excruciating, harrowing, torturing, torturous, torturesomeadjective

    extremely painful

    harrowing, excruciating, agonising, torturesome, torturous, agonizing


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  1. List of paraphrases for "torturing":

    torture, tortured

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  1. Mona Hardin:

    They took pleasure in torturing my son. They took pleasure in hurting him, beating and killing him and letting him stay on the ground.

  2. Dan Gainor:

    He tries to equate laws like voter ID, that are supported by the majority of every racial group, with genocide. What he is doing is covering for a nation that has a systematic program of beating, torturing, raping and murdering Uyghur Muslims. And he insanely compares that to America, the most free nation on Earth, eSPN, like its corporate owners Disney, has gone out of its way to kowtow to China.

  3. Parmesh Bheemreddy:

    These are innocent girls and boys, theyre not criminals. Its mentally and physically torturing. It is a life-changing event for them.

  4. Natalia Cornelio:

    The government is essentially torturing people by doing this.

  5. Mitch Skandalakis:

    They’re torturing these kids -- from the time they get on the bus they have to wear a mask to the time they get home they wear a mask, that is eight hours even when they are on the playground. These children are suffering, not learning. When they are not wearing masks properly they are being yelled at.


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