What does torturous mean?

Definitions for torturous
ˈtɔr tʃər əstor·tur·ous

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word torturous.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. agonizing, agonising, excruciating, harrowing, torturing, torturous, torturesomeadjective

    extremely painful


  1. torturousadjective

    Of or pertaining to torture.

  2. torturousadjective

    Painful, excruciating, torturing.


  1. torturous

    Torturous is an adjective that describes something extremely unpleasant, painful, or distressful and appears to last an unbearable length of time. It often suggests a sense of physical or psychological suffering and torment. It can also refer to a situation or process that is complicated and frustratingly difficult to deal with or accomplish.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Torturousadjective

    involving, or pertaining to, torture

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of torturous in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of torturous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of torturous in a Sentence

  1. Drew Stelter:

    These interviews were torturous and left me feeling anything but worthy, loved or deserving of belonging in my community.

  2. Sean McVay:

    It's an incredible honor to be here, it's also torturous to have a team win a championship and then make you come the next morning to a press conference this early.

  3. Anna Veduta:

    Even if the reports about Navalny being transferred to the Melekhovo Penal Colony are true, it is hardly a relief. This colony is known to be one of the toughest and most torturous in Russia, before Navalny’s appeal to a nine-year sentence in a maximum-security prison was upheld, there were already rumors he would be transferred to this colony.

  4. Pradip Subba:

    Waiting for help is more torturous than doing this ourselves, our hands are the only machine right now.

  5. Jeffrey Rosenzweig:

    Unless the prisoner is unconscious, then drugs two and three will cause pain -- torturous punishment, in violation of the Eighth Amendment, and state guarantees against cruel and unusual punishment.

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