Thesaurus

torturous


torturous

adjective

Definition of TORTUROUS

1
hard to accept or bear especially emotionally <relatives had to make the torturous decision to disconnect the patient's life-support system>
2
intensely or unbearably painful <the post-infection treatment for rabies was as notoriously torturous as the disease itself>

March 01, 2015
macaroni Hear it
Tube-shaped pasta or a fop or dandy
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears