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excruciating

adjective

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1 intensely or unbearably painful
  • he finally visited the doctor when the pain became too excruciating to ignore

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3 hard to accept or bear especially emotionally
  • most excruciating of all was the endless wait for news of any survivors of the plane crash

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4 extreme in degree, power, or effect
  • the excruciating grief they felt upon the loss of their dear grandfather

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excruciating

verb
present participle of excruciate

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The first known use of excruciating was in 1599

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“Excruciating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/excruciating. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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