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Definitions for excruciating
ɪkˈskru ʃiˌeɪ tɪŋex·cru·ci·at·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agonizing, agonising, excruciating, harrowing, torturing, torturous, torturesome(adj)

    extremely painful


  1. excruciating(Adjective)

    Causing great pain or anguish, agonizing

    the nation's most excruciating dilemma -- W. H. Ferry

    Etymology: Present participle of excruciate, from excruciatus, past participle of excrucio, from ex- + crucio "I torment".

  2. excruciating(Adjective)

    Exceedingly intense; extreme

    Etymology: Present participle of excruciate, from excruciatus, past participle of excrucio, from ex- + crucio "I torment".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Excruciating

    of Excruciate

  2. Excruciating

    torturing; racking

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of excruciating in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of excruciating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of excruciating in a Sentence

  1. Meabh McHugh-Hill:

    I suffered a week of unbearable pain—it was excruciating, like nothing I’ve ever experienced before.

  2. Cam Newton:

    Man, it was really excruciating to watch, it was a tale of two halves and we've got to be better than that.

  3. Les Baugh:

    I went into the surgery knowing that he was going to move nerves in my chest. I remember when I first [came] out from under it, the pain, I’d never had, I don’t even remember the original being that much excruciating pain but I imagine probably that my mind blocked that anyway.

  4. Marquez Tolbert:

    The pain doesn't let you sleep, it's just, like, it's excruciating, 24 hours a day, and it doesn't go anywhere.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Mumbai never ceases to amaze me, even after more than three decades since I left that city of dichotomies. The paradoxes are perplexing as much as disturbing, e.g. extreme riches juxtaposed with excruciating poverty; indifferent and hard-hearted people co-existing with amazingly generous and exceptionally kind role models; iconic malls, flyovers, skyscrapers and sea-links right next to disgustingly scattered slums; brilliant scientists and awesome artists living peacefully with blind faith and superstitions in daily lives etc are just a few paradoxes that come to mind. And yes, it’s only a tip of the iceberg. The city of dichotomies often leaves the visitor with a million questions that are so hard to answer.

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