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excruciating

adjective

Simple Definition of excruciating

  • : very painful : causing great mental or physical pain

  • : very severe

  • : extreme or excessive

Full Definition of excruciating

  1. 1 :  causing great pain or anguish :  agonizing <the nation's most excruciating dilemma — W. H. Ferry>

  2. 2 :  very intense :  extreme <excruciating pain>

ex·cru·ci·at·ing·ly play \-ˌā-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of excruciating

  1. I have an excruciating headache.

  2. an excruciating moment of embarrassment

  3. They described their vacation in excruciating detail.



1599

First Known Use of excruciating

1599



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