Synonyms and Antonyms of torturous
hard to accept or bear especially emotionally
- Relatives had to make the torturous decision to call off the search.
afflicting, agonizing, bitter, cruel, excruciating, galling, grievous, harrowing, harsh, heartrending, hurtful, painful, tormenting
insufferable, insupportable, intolerable, unacceptable, unbearable, unendurable, unsupportable
appalling, awful, bad, dire, dreadful, ghastly, horrible, miserable, nasty, rotten, severe, terrible, vile, wretched
acute, extreme, intense, piercing
intensely or unbearably painful
- The post-infection treatment for rabies was as notoriously torturous as the disease itself.
acute, exquisite, extreme, fierce, intense, vehement, violent
biting, cutting, penetrating, piercing, sharp, shooting, smarting, stabbing, stinging, tearing, tingling