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):

    Facts in Prose When someone we love no longer desires us. We become emotionally damaged. Were consumed with torment every day. Within long-term relationships the lack of desire is commonplace. Women lose desire for their partner sooner than men. When your partner avoids or rejects kissing, their love has passed. Collect your pieces and move on.

  2. Sarah Bajc on Monday:

    The last few days has been torment. It's brought everything back. We're just reliving what we've gone through, it's a horrible nightmare.

  3. Clive Staples Lewis:

    Of all tyrannies a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

  4. Elizabeth Báthory:

    God, if you exist behind the Holy Scriptures then you have abandoned me. In war hundreds are killed and tortured and they are left there to rot and feed the vultures. And yet, we glorify our warriors. We give them laurel wreaths and honors. But all I get is torment, I cannot be humiliated this way. Give me an illness that will kill me fast. I cannot do it myself, I must go to heaven. Amen.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Our laugh is a torment and our cry is a joy for the Satan!

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