torturous

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adjective tor·tur·ous \ˈtȯrch-rəs, ˈtȯr-chə-\

Definition of torturous

  1. 1a :  causing torture <torturous inquisitions>b :  very unpleasant or painful <a torturous day> <torturous self-doubts>

  2. 2 :  painfully difficult or slow <the torturous course of the negotiations>

torturously

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Examples of torturous in a sentence

  1. <relatives had to make the torturous decision to disconnect the patient's life-support system>

  2. <the post-infection treatment for rabies was as notoriously torturous as the disease itself>

15th Century

First Known Use of torturous

15th century


TORTUROUS Defined for English Language Learners

torturous

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adjective tor·tur·ous \ˈtȯrch-rəs, ˈtȯr-chə-\

Definition of torturous for English Language Learners

  • : causing great pain or suffering



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