NounTorment (plural Torments)
- (obsolete) A catapult or other kind of war-engine.
- Torture, originally as inflicted by an instrument of torture.
- Any extreme pain, anguish or misery, either physical or mental.
- He was bitter from the torments of the insipid divorce system.
- See also Thesaurus:pain
- (transitive) To cause severe suffering to (stronger than to vex but weaker than to torture.)
- The child tormented the flies by pulling their wings off.
Adjectives for Torment
happy; numberless (pi); invented; abiding; exhausted; human; eternal; haunting; protracted; dreadful; perpetual; exquisite; especial; endless ; continual; studied.
Verbs for Torment
allay—; alleviate—; bear—; dull—; ease—; endure—; experience—; induce—; inflict—; mitigate—; occasion—; suffer—; tolerate—; —agonizes; —crushes; —curses; —galls; — gnaws; —rends; —rings; —shatters; —sours; —wracks.
Adverbs for Torment
constantly; protractedly; exquisitely; endlessly; diabolically; cruelly; heartlessly; unrelentingly; barbarously; devilishly; fiendishly.
abuse, afflict, affliction, aggravate, aggrieve, agonize, agonizingness, agony, ail, anguish, annoy, annoyance, annoyer, atrocious pain, badger, badgerer, bait, bane, be at, be the matter, bedevil, befoul, beset, bewitch, bite, blight, bloody, bother, break down, bring to tears, bristle, brown off, bug, bugbear, bully, bullyrag, burden, burn, burn up, calamity, chafe, chevy, chivy, claw, clawing, complicate matters, concern, condemn, confinement, convulse, corrupt, cruciation, crucifixion, crucify, crush, crushing burden, curse, cut, cut up, damage, death, defile, deprave, desolate, desolateness, desolation, despoil, destroy, destruction, devil, disadvantage, discommode, discompose, disease, dismemberment, disserve, distemper, distress, disturb, do a mischief, do evil, do ill, do wrong, do wrong by, dog, doom, draw tears, embitter, envenom, estrapade, evil, exasperate, excruciate, excruciatingness, excruciation, exercise, fash, fester, fret, fretting, gall, galleys, get, get into trouble, give pain, gnaw, grate, grievance, grieve, grind, gripe, harass, harasser, harassment, hard labor, harm, harrier, harrow, harry, haunt, heartbreak, heartsickness, heckle, heckler, hector, hell, hell upon earth, hex, holocaust, horror, hound, hunt, hurt, impair, impale, impalement, imprisonment, incarceration, inconvenience, infect, inflame, inflict pain, infliction, injure, inundate, irk, irritate, irritation, jailing, jinx, keelhauling, kill by inches, lacerate, laceration, lancinate, lancination, macerate, maltreat, martyr, martyrdom, martyrization, martyrize, menace, miff, misery, mistreat, molest, nag, needle, needling, nemesis, nettle, nightmare, nip, nudnik, nudzh, nuisance, open wound, oppress, ordeal, outrage, overwhelm, pain, painfulness, passion, peeve, penal servitude, perplex, persecute, persecution, persecutor, perturb, pest, pester, pesterer, pestilence, pick on, picketing, pierce, pinch, pique, plague, plaguer, play havoc with, play hob with, pluck the beard, poison, pollute, pother, prejudice, prick, prolong the agony, prostrate, provoke, punish, purgatory, pursue, put out, put to it, put to torture, puzzle, rack, railriding, rankle, rasp, ride, rile, rip, rock pile, roil, rub, ruffle, running sore, sadist, savage, scarify, scathe, scourge, smite, sorrow, stab, sting, strappado, suffering, taint, tar-and-feathering, tease, teaser, the gantlet, thorn, threaten, tormentingness, tormentor, torture, torturousness, trouble, try, try the patience, tweak, tweak the nose, twist, vex, vexation, victimize, violate, visitation, woe, worriedness, worries and cares, worriment, worry, worrying, wound, wreak havoc on, wretchedness, wring, wrong
- Alternative form of turment.
Torment (plural Torments)
- torment (suffering, pain)
Torment m. (plural Tormentz)
- Et Ewruins, cil Deu mentiz Que lui [Lethgier] a grand torment occist
- (figuratively, by extension) suffering; torment