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Noun: torment  tor'ment
  1. Unbearable physical pain
    - torture
  2. Extreme distress of body or mind
    - anguish, torture
  3. Intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain
    "the torments of the damned";
    - agony, torture
  4. A feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented
    "so great was his torment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors";
    - harassment
  5. A severe affliction
    - curse
  6. The act of harassing someone
    - badgering, worrying, bedevilment
Verb: torment  tor'ment
  1. Torment emotionally or mentally
    - torture, excruciate, rack, wrack
  2. Harass persistently in cruel or annoying way
    "The children tormented the stuttering teacher";
    - rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate
  3. Subject to torture
    "The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible";
    - torture, excruciate

Derived forms: tormenting, tormented, torments

Type of: affliction, anguish, annoyance, beset, chafe, chevvy [non-standard], chevy, chivvy, chivy, distress, harass, harassment, harry, hassle [informal], hurt, hurting, injure, molest, molestation, pain, plague, provoke, suffering, vexation, wound

Encyclopedia: Torment