excruciating

adjective

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>

excruciatingly

play \-ˌā-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of excruciating in a sentence

  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


EXCRUCIATING Defined for English Language Learners

excruciating

adjective

Definition of excruciating for English Language Learners

  • : very painful : causing great mental or physical pain

  • : very severe

  • : extreme or excessive



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