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Definitions for torment
tɔrˈmɛnt, ˈtɔr mɛnt; ˈtɔr mɛnttor·ment
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word torment.
unbearable physical pain
anguish, torment, torturenoun
extreme mental distress
agony, torment, torturenoun
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, bedevilmentverb
the act of harassing someone
torment, torture, excruciate, rackverb
torment emotionally or mentally
torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrateverb
"The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
torture, excruciate, tormentverb
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.
Etymology: torment, from tormentum
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: tourmenter, Fr.
No sleep close up that deadly eye of thine,
Unless it be while some tormenting dream
Affrights thee with a hell of ugly devils. William Shakespeare.
I am glad to be constrain’d to utter what
Torments me to conceal. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.
Art thou come to torment us before the time? Mat. viii.
They soaring on main wing
Tormented all the air. John Milton.
Etymology: tourment, French.
They brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and he healed them. Mat.
No prisoners there, inforc’d by torments, cry;
But fearless by their old tormentors lie. George Sandys, Paraph.
Not sharp revenge, not hell itself can find
A fiercer torment than a guilty mind,
Which day and night doth dreadfully accuse,
Condemns the wretch, and still the charge renews. Dryd.
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
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
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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The numerical value of torment in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of torment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of torment in a Sentence
Because it’s the pain that brings me pleasure It’s that torment that I treasure It’s the suffering that keeps me alive It’s in this misery that I thrive
A poet is an unhappy being whose heart it torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escape them, they sound like beautiful music... and then people crowd about the poet and say to him: "Sing for us soon again;" that is as much as to say. "May new sufferings torment your soul."
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.
It's a simple truth that the greater your accomplishments -- your victories -- the greater opposition, torment, and discouragement your enemies will throw in your path. Expect it and don't become a victim of it, so I'm telling our fans expect those people that are our enemies to talk bad about us.
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.
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- تعذيب, عزّبArabic
- turmentar, turmentCatalan, Valencian
- quälen, QualGerman
- turmenti, turmentoEsperanto
- tormento, atormentarSpanish
- piina, tuska, piinataFinnish
- tourment, tourmenterFrench
- menghantui, keazaban, azab, mengazabIndonesian
- cruccio, tormento, tormentare, tarloItalian
- 고통, 苦痛Korean
- kwellen, kwellingDutch
- pine, kval, lidelseNorwegian
- udręka, trapić, męka, nękać, męczyćPolish
- maltratar, tormento, judiar, atormentarPortuguese
- zbucium, tortura, chin, chinui, turmentRomanian
- истязать, мучить, мучение, мукаRussian
- tromentu, turmentu, trumentu, tormentuSardinian
- kval, plåga, pinaSwedish
- azap, şiddetli acıTurkish
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