Definitions for tormenttɔrˈmɛnt, ˈtɔr mɛnt; ˈtɔr mɛnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tor•menttɔrˈmɛnt, ˈtɔr mɛnt; ˈtɔr mɛnt(v.; n.; v.t.)

  1. to afflict with great, usu. incessant or repeated bodily or mental suffering.

  2. to worry or annoy excessively; plague.

  3. to throw into commotion; stir up; disturb.

  4. (n.)a state of great bodily or mental suffering; agony; misery.

  5. something that causes pain or suffering.

  6. a source of much trouble, worry, or annoyance.

  7. an instrument of torture, as the rack.

  8. the infliction of torture.

Origin of torment:

1250–1300; ME < OF < L tormentum rope, catapult, torture; see torque1, -ment

tor•ment′ing•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. torture, torment(noun)

    unbearable physical pain

  2. anguish, torment, torture(noun)

    extreme mental distress

  3. agony, torment, torture(noun)

    intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain

    "an agony of doubt"; "the torments of the damned"

  4. harassment, torment(noun)

    a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented

    "so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors"

  5. curse, torment(noun)

    a severe affliction

  6. badgering, worrying, torment, bedevilment(verb)

    the act of harassing someone

  7. torment, torture, excruciate, rack(verb)

    torment emotionally or mentally

  8. torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate(verb)

    treat cruelly

    "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

  9. torture, excruciate, torment(verb)

    subject to torture

    "The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible"

Wiktionary

  1. torment(Noun)

    A catapult or other kind of war-engine.

  2. torment(Noun)

    Torture, originally as inflicted by an instrument of torture.

  3. torment(Noun)

    Any extreme pain, anguish or misery, either physical or mental.

    He was bitter from the torments of the insipid divorce system.

  4. torment(Verb)

    To cause severe suffering to (stronger than to vex but weaker than to torture.)

    The child tormented the flies by pulling their wings off.

  5. Origin: torment, from tormentum

Webster Dictionary

  1. Torment(noun)

    an engine for casting stones

  2. Torment(noun)

    extreme pain; anguish; torture; the utmost degree of misery, either of body or mind

  3. Torment(noun)

    that which gives pain, vexation, or misery

  4. Torment(verb)

    to put to extreme pain or anguish; to inflict excruciating misery upon, either of body or mind; to torture

  5. Torment(verb)

    to pain; to distress; to afflict

  6. Torment(verb)

    to tease; to vex; to harass; as, to be tormented with importunities, or with petty annoyances

  7. Torment(verb)

    to put into great agitation

Freebase

  1. Torment

    Torment is the second set in the Odyssey Block for the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. This expansion set, which focused on black, is unique in that it is the first set to focus on a single color. It has 40 Black cards, 28 Blue cards, 28 Red cards, 21 Green Cards and 21 White cards. This imbalance is, however, balanced by the release of the third expansion set in the Odyssey Block, Judgment.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

torment(noun)

(a) very great pain, suffering, worry etc

He was in torment.

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