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1. torment

noun. ['ˈtɔrˌmɛnt, tɔrˈmɛnt'] extreme mental distress.

Synonyms

  • torture
  • suffering
  • distress
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • undercharge
  • pleasantness
  • pleasure
  • good health

Etymology

  • torment (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tormentum (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word torment


1. Verb, base form
The red zebra cichlid is a bully by nature and will often torment nearby fish or tank roommates.

2. Noun, singular or mass
It also felt really good to do this after so much torment.

Quotes containing the word torment


1. I believe in good and evil,"said Jem. "And I believe the soul is eternal. But I don't believe in the fiery pit, the pitchforks, or endless torment. I do not believe you can threaten people into goodness."Tessa looked at will. "What about you? What do you believe?"Pulvis et umbra sumus,"said Will, not looking at her as he spoke. "I believe we are dust and shadows. What else is there?
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

2. Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Claude Monet

3. She brews a bruise on my heart, and drinks it like a beer. She calls it love, but she would, because she’s drunk on my torment.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. self-torment

noun. ['ˌsɛlfˈtɔrˌmɛnt'] self-imposed distress.

Synonyms

  • distress
  • self-torture
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • happy
  • untroubled
  • good health
  • be full

3. torment

noun. ['ˈtɔrˌmɛnt, tɔrˈmɛnt'] intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain.

Synonyms

  • suffering
  • agony
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • defend
  • rehabilitate
  • achromatic
  • brighten

Etymology

  • torment (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tormentum (Latin)

4. torment

noun. ['ˈtɔrˌmɛnt, tɔrˈmɛnt'] unbearable physical pain.

Synonyms

  • torture
  • hurting

Antonyms

  • light
  • soothe
  • bless

Etymology

  • torment (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tormentum (Latin)

5. torment

verb. ['ˈtɔrˌmɛnt, tɔrˈmɛnt'] torment emotionally or mentally.

Synonyms

  • rack
  • torture
  • excruciate
  • pain
  • hurt

Etymology

  • torment (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tormentum (Latin)

6. torment

noun. ['ˈtɔrˌmɛnt, tɔrˈmɛnt'] the act of harassing someone.

Synonyms

  • bedevilment
  • molestation
  • worrying
  • badgering

Antonyms

  • praise
  • consume
  • bore
  • dissuade

Etymology

  • torment (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tormentum (Latin)

7. torment

noun. ['ˈtɔrˌmɛnt, tɔrˈmɛnt'] a severe affliction.

Synonyms

  • affliction

Antonyms

  • snarl
  • entangle

Etymology

  • torment (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tormentum (Latin)

8. torment

noun. ['ˈtɔrˌmɛnt, tɔrˈmɛnt'] a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented.

Synonyms

  • chafe
  • annoyance
  • harassment

Antonyms

  • be well
  • uninjured
  • undamaged
  • happy

Etymology

  • torment (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tormentum (Latin)

9. torment

verb. ['ˈtɔrˌmɛnt, tɔrˈmɛnt'] subject to torture.

Synonyms

  • martyrize
  • rack
  • injure
  • torture
  • excruciate
  • martyr
  • martyrise

Antonyms

  • admit

Etymology

  • torment (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tormentum (Latin)

10. torment

verb. ['ˈtɔrˌmɛnt, tɔrˈmɛnt'] treat cruelly.

Synonyms

  • chivvy
  • pester
  • harass
  • molest
  • hassle
  • frustrate
  • crucify
  • provoke
  • badger
  • chevvy
  • hamstring
  • chivy
  • harry
  • tease
  • chevy
  • bedevil
  • beleaguer
  • madden
  • beset
  • oppress
  • persecute
  • dun
  • plague
  • bug

Etymology

  • torment (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tormentum (Latin)
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