Synonyms for torment

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : verb tawr-ment, tawr-ment; noun tawr-ment
Phonetic Transcription : verb tɔrˈmɛnt, ˈtɔr mɛnt; noun ˈtɔr mɛnt

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Définition of torment

Origin :
  • late 13c., "inflicting of torture," also "state of great suffering," from Old French tourment (11c.), from Latin tormentum "twisted sling, rack," related to torquere "to twist" (see thwart).
  • noun severe mental distress
  • verb be or make very upset
Example sentences :
  • You've come to torment us before the time; do cease this noise!
  • Extract from : « Harriet, The Moses of Her People » by Sarah H. Bradford
  • The torment was far too racking for such futile fashion of lamentation.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • It seemed to relieve the tension drawn by the other woman's torment.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • From the top of the narrow staircase to the foot, and he had lived a year's torment!
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The reply of the young man was merely a brief mention of the place of torment.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • But the torment of spirit moved faster than ever and devoured me.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • It clangs and bangs and whangs at 'em till the day of rest is a torment.
  • Extract from : « Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 6. » by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  • I owe it to your friendship not to torment you with unnecessary apprehensions.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • And in that case, what torment and what peril might not be hers?
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • Her love was now changed to disdain, which pride assisted to torment her.
  • Extract from : « Joseph Andrews Vol. 1 » by Henry Fielding

Antonyms for torment

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