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.

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. Thomas Paine, "The Age of Reason":

    Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the bible is filled, it would seem more consistent that we called it the word of a demon than the Word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind.

  2. Pope Francis:

    If you don't get the information to the families, it's just torturous.

  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. 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.

  5. Libby Schaaf:

    Reports that these were part of exercise equipment do not remove nor excuse their torturous and terrorizing effects, we are all responsible for knowing the history and present day reality of lynchings, hate crimes and racial violence. Objects that invoke such terror will not be tolerated in Oakland's public spaces.

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