1. [ noun ] (medicine) unbearable physical pain
Synonyms: torture
Related terms: pain torture
2. [ noun ] (psychology) extreme mental distress
Synonyms: anguish torture
Related terms: distress pain
3. [ noun ] intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain
Synonyms: agony torture

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

Related terms: suffering agonize
4. [ verb ] torment emotionally or mentally
Synonyms: torture rack excruciate
Related terms: pain agony anguish tormentor torturer rack tormenter
5. [ verb ] treat cruelly
Synonyms: crucify tantalize dun bedevil frustrate rag

"The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

Related terms: annoy harass tease persecute hamstring madden tormentor frustration harassment badgering
6. [ noun ] a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented
Synonyms: harassment

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

Related terms: annoyance
7. [ noun ] a severe affliction
Synonyms: curse
Related terms: affliction
8. [ verb ] subject to torture
Synonyms: torture excruciate

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

Related terms: injure martyr rack agony torture torturer crucifixion torture
9. [ noun ] the act of harassing someone
Synonyms: worrying bedevilment badgering
Related terms: harassment
Similar spelling:   tormentor