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torment

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of torment

  1. 1 a situation or state that causes great suffering and unhappiness the released soldiers gave interviews trying to explain to civilians the torment that prisoners of war experience Synonyms of torment agony, Gehenna, horror, misery, murder, nightmare, hell, tortureWords Related to torment affliction, calvary, cross, curse, ordeal, trial, tribulation; calamity, misfortune, tragedy; gall, thorn; bummer, downer, dragNear Antonyms of torment delight, diversion, entertainment, fun, joy, pleasure, recreation; lark, picnic, riotAntonyms of torment heaven, paradise

  2. 2 a state of great suffering of body or mind was in torment for weeks after he broke up with his girlfriend Synonyms of torment affliction, agony, anguish, excruciation, hurt, misery, pain, rack, strait(s), distress, torture, travail, tribulation, woeWords Related to torment discomfort; cross, crucible, trial; heartache, heartbreak, joylessness, sadness, sorrow, unhappiness; emergency, pinch; asperity, difficulty, hardship, rigor; ache, pang, smarting, soreness, stitch, throe, twinge; danger, jeopardy, troubleNear Antonyms of torment comfort, consolation, solace; alleviation, assuagement, ease, relief; peace, security; well-being

  3. 3 a source of persistent emotional distress insomnia that was caused by a host of nighttime torments Synonyms of torment affliction, hang-up, terror, demonWords Related to torment bête noire, bogey (also bogie or bogy), bugaboo, bugbear, hobgoblin, ogre


torment

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of torment



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