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Definition 1: the act of harassing someone - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for torment in the sense of this definition

(torment is a kind of ...) the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism

Definition 2: a severe affliction - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for torment in the sense of this definition

(torment is a kind of ...) a cause of great suffering and distress

Definition 3: intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where torment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an agony of doubt
  • the torments of the damned

Synonyms for torment in the sense of this definition

(torment is a kind of ...) feelings of mental or physical pain

Definition 4: extreme mental distress - [noun denoting feeling]

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(torment is a kind of ...) psychological suffering

"the death of his wife caused him great distress"

Definition 5: a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where torment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors

Synonyms for torment in the sense of this definition

(torment is a kind of ...) anger produced by some annoying irritation

Definition 6: unbearable physical pain - [noun denoting state]

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(torment is a kind of ...) a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder

"the patient developed severe pain and distension"

Definition 7: subject to torture - [verb of body]

Samples where torment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible

Synonyms for torment in the sense of this definition

(torment is a kind of ...) cause injuries or bodily harm to

(... is a kind of torment ) torture on the rack

(... is a kind of torment ) torture and torment like a martyr

Definition 8: torment emotionally or mentally - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for torment in the sense of this definition

(torment is a kind of ...) cause emotional anguish or make miserable

"It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"

Definition 9: treat cruelly - [verb of emotion]

Samples where torment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The children tormented the stuttering teacher

Synonyms for torment in the sense of this definition

(torment is a kind of ...) annoy continually or chronically

"He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked" "This man harasses his female co-workers"

(... is a kind of torment ) drive up the wall; go on someone's nerves

(... is a kind of torment ) make ineffective or powerless

"The teachers were hamstrung by the overly rigid schedules"

(... is a kind of torment ) annoy persistently

"The children teased the boy because of his stammer"

(... is a kind of torment ) cause to suffer

"Some religious groups are persecuted in some countries"

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