Definitions for tormenttɔrˈmɛnt, ˈtɔr mɛnt; ˈtɔr mɛnt
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tor•menttɔrˈmɛnt, ˈtɔr mɛnt; ˈtɔr mɛnt(v.; n.; v.t.)
to afflict with great, usu. incessant or repeated bodily or mental suffering.
to worry or annoy excessively; plague.
to throw into commotion; stir up; disturb.
(n.)a state of great bodily or mental suffering; agony; misery.
something that causes pain or suffering.
a source of much trouble, worry, or annoyance.
an instrument of torture, as the rack.
the infliction of torture.
Origin of torment:
1250–1300; ME < OF < L tormentum rope, catapult, torture; see torque1, -ment
unbearable physical pain
anguish, torment, torture(noun)
extreme mental distress
agony, torment, torture(noun)
intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain
"an agony of doubt"; "the torments of the damned"
a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented
"so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors"
a severe affliction
badgering, worrying, torment, bedevilment(verb)
the act of harassing someone
torment, torture, excruciate, rack(verb)
torment emotionally or mentally
torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate(verb)
"The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
torture, excruciate, torment(verb)
subject to torture
"The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible"
A catapult or other kind of war-engine.
Torture, originally as inflicted by an instrument of torture.
Any extreme pain, anguish or misery, either physical or mental.
He was bitter from the torments of the insipid divorce system.
To cause severe suffering to (stronger than to vex but weaker than to torture.)
The child tormented the flies by pulling their wings off.
Origin: torment, from tormentum
an engine for casting stones
extreme pain; anguish; torture; the utmost degree of misery, either of body or mind
that which gives pain, vexation, or misery
to put to extreme pain or anguish; to inflict excruciating misery upon, either of body or mind; to torture
to pain; to distress; to afflict
to tease; to vex; to harass; as, to be tormented with importunities, or with petty annoyances
to put into great agitation
Translations for torment
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(a) very great pain, suffering, worry etc
He was in torment.
- pyn, folteringAfrikaans
- آلام مُبَرِّحَه، عَذابArabic
- tormentoPortuguese (BR)
- die QualGerman
- عذاب؛ شکنجهFarsi
- muka, patnjaCroatian
- pine, kval, lidelseNorwegian
- عذاب؛ شکنجهPersian
- عذاب، ربړ، ستونزهPashto
- plåga, pina, kvalSwedish
- şiddetli acı, azapTurkish
- 痛苦Chinese (Trad.)
- мука; мордуванняUkrainian
- سخت تکليف، اذيتUrdu
- nỗi đauVietnamese
- 痛苦Chinese (Simp.)
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