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1. torture

verb. ['ˈtɔrtʃɝ'] torment emotionally or mentally.

Synonyms

  • rack
  • torment
  • excruciate
  • pain
  • hurt

Etymology

  • tortura (Latin)
  • torqueo (Latin)

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Rhymes with Torture

  • scorcher
  • porcher

How do you pronounce torture?

Pronounce torture as ˈtɔrʧər.

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Sentences with torture


1. Noun, singular or mass
Forcing yourself to eat when you're suffering from these side effects may feel like torture.

Quotes about torture


1. Being a detective isn't all about torture and murder and monsters. Sometimes it gets truly unpleasant...The fate of the world may depend on whether or not you can bring yourself to visit your relatives.
- Derek Landy

2. Any happiness, no matter how brief, seemed better than the long, simmering torture of waking up day after day, knowing I could never have him.
- Becca Fitzpatrick, Crescendo

3. Just for the record, she still loves you. She wouldn't bother to torture you if she didn't.
- Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

2. self-torture

noun. self-imposed distress.

Synonyms

  • suffering
  • distress
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • happy
  • untroubled
  • good health
  • be full

3. torture

verb. ['ˈtɔrtʃɝ'] subject to torture.

Synonyms

  • martyrize
  • rack
  • injure
  • torment
  • excruciate
  • martyr
  • martyrise

Etymology

  • tortura (Latin)
  • torqueo (Latin)

4. torture

noun. ['ˈtɔrtʃɝ'] extreme mental distress.

Synonyms

  • torment
  • suffering
  • distress
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • happy
  • untroubled

Etymology

  • tortura (Latin)
  • torqueo (Latin)

5. torture

noun. ['ˈtɔrtʃɝ'] unbearable physical pain.

Synonyms

  • torment
  • hurting

Etymology

  • tortura (Latin)
  • torqueo (Latin)

6. torture

noun. ['ˈtɔrtʃɝ'] the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason.

Synonyms

  • burning
  • piquet
  • bastinado
  • picket
  • electric shock
  • nail removal
  • boot
  • taking apart
  • crucifixion
  • sleep deprivation
  • rack
  • excruciation
  • nail pulling
  • falanga
  • persecution
  • dismemberment
  • torturing
  • judicial torture
  • prolonged interrogation
  • sensory deprivation
  • strapado
  • kittee
  • genital torture
  • kia quen

Antonyms

  • unfasten
  • undercharge
  • painless
  • uncoiled

Etymology

  • tortura (Latin)
  • torqueo (Latin)

7. torture

noun. ['ˈtɔrtʃɝ'] the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean.

Synonyms

  • distortion
  • misrepresentation
  • twisting
  • straining
  • overrefinement

Antonyms

  • pleasure
  • good health
  • be full
  • be well

Etymology

  • tortura (Latin)
  • torqueo (Latin)

8. torture

noun. ['ˈtɔrtʃɝ'] intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain.

Synonyms

  • suffering
  • agony
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • undamaged
  • truth
  • understatement
  • straight

Etymology

  • tortura (Latin)
  • torqueo (Latin)
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