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Meaning & Definition of Torment in English

English

Torment

/tɔrmɛnt/

noun

1. Unbearable physical pain

    synonym:
  • torture
  • ,
  • torment

2. Extreme mental distress

    synonym:
  • anguish
  • ,
  • torment
  • ,
  • torture

3. Intense feelings of suffering

  • Acute mental or physical pain
  • "An agony of doubt"
  • "The torments of the damned"
    synonym:
  • agony
  • ,
  • torment
  • ,
  • torture

4. A feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented

  • "So great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors"
    synonym:
  • harassment
  • ,
  • torment

5. A severe affliction

    synonym:
  • curse
  • ,
  • torment

6. The act of harassing someone

    synonym:
  • badgering
  • ,
  • worrying
  • ,
  • torment
  • ,
  • bedevilment

verb

1. Torment emotionally or mentally

    synonym:
  • torment
  • ,
  • torture
  • ,
  • excruciate
  • ,
  • rack

2. Treat cruelly

  • "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
    synonym:
  • torment
  • ,
  • rag
  • ,
  • bedevil
  • ,
  • crucify
  • ,
  • dun
  • ,
  • frustrate

3. Subject to torture

  • "The sinners will be tormented in hell, according to the bible"
    synonym:
  • torture
  • ,
  • excruciate
  • ,
  • torment

Examples of using

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.