What does torment mean?

Definitions for torment
tɔrˈmɛnt, ˈtɔr mɛnt; ˈtɔr mɛnttor·ment

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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.

    Etymology: torment, from tormentum

  2. torment(Noun)

    Torture, originally as inflicted by an instrument of torture.

    Etymology: torment, from tormentum

  3. torment(Noun)

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

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

    Etymology: torment, from tormentum

  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.

    Etymology: 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Torment

    tor′ment, n. torture: anguish: that which causes pain.—v.t. Torment′, to torture: to put to extreme pain, physical or mental: to distress: to afflict.—p.adj. Tormen′ted (U.S.), a euphemism for damned.—adj. Tormen′ting, causing torment.—adv. Tormen′tingly, in a tormenting manner.—ns. Tormen′tor, -er, one who, or that which, torments: (B.) a torturer, an executioner: a long meat-fork: a wing in the first groove of a stage; Tormen′tum, a whirligig. [O. Fr.,—L. tormentum, an engine for hurling stones—L. torquēre, to twist.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of torment in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of torment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of torment in a Sentence

  1. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Those living under severe mental anguish have all but ceased from living. The justification for this state of mind determines the duration; if it’s due to the loss of a loved one, it’s likely to slowly dissolve, but if imminent death looms, the torment shall persist. Peace be with you.

  2. Holly Wilson:

    Individual hospitals can not and should not make these individual choices, that is why the governor of New York is organizing resources so that individual hospitals are not overwhelmed and distributing personal protective equipment( PPE) and ventilators to hospitals as needed as well Ultimately, physicians are having to choose who has a better chance of making it and turning the attention to them, similar to the scenes of torment and tragedy in an overwhelmed Italylast month. Sometimes, that entails choosing a younger person over an older one, or a person with a relatively healthy history over someone who has already battled and survived the likes of cancer.

  3. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    The heights of self-torment is not acting on what makes you feel good!

  4. The SITE intelligence group:

    We have felt joy for what befell the people of France in terms of torment, as their blood was spilled inside their country.

  5. Juvenal:

    Ardeat ipsa licet, tormentia gaudet amantis. (Though she may herself burn, she delights in her lover's torment.)

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