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torment

tor·ment

torment

 
 
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
pronunciation: tor ment
inflections: tormented, tormenting, torments
definition 1: to cause to feel great pain or distress.
The cruel guard tormented the prisoners.
synonyms:
harrow, plague
similar words:
afflict, distress, punish, rack, torture
definition 2: to annoy, tease, or cause to feel worry.
The bully tormented the small boy by calling him names.
synonyms:
annoy, badger, harass, plague, trouble
similar words:
hound, irritate, nag, needle, offend, pester, worry
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: tor ment
definition: a state of great suffering of the body or mind.
I was in torment after falling into a patch of poison ivy.
synonyms:
agony, anguish, grief, misery, pain, torture
similar words:
affliction, distress, sorrow, suffering, trial, woe
derivations: tormentedly (adv.), tormentingly (adv.)
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