Synonyms for torturing

Grammar : Verb
Spell : tawr-cher
Phonetic Transcription : ˈtɔr tʃər

Top 10 synonyms for torturing Other synonyms for the word torturing

Définition of torturing

Origin :
  • early 15c., "contortion, twisting, distortion," from Old French torture "infliction of great pain, great pain, agony," and directly from Late Latin torture "a twisting, writhing, torture, torment," from stem of Latin torquere "to twist, turn, wind, wring, distort" (see thwart).
  • verb upset or hurt severely
Example sentences :
  • His sad, pock-marked face had a torturing fascination for her.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Oh, what a torturing, doubt-raising, perplexing thing this Love was!
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • "You have been torturing him," she cried, and her words were hard and fierce, her eyes blazing.
  • Extract from : « The Shame of Motley » by Raphael Sabatini
  • We have not been torturing him, though I confess that we were on the point of putting him to the question.
  • Extract from : « The Shame of Motley » by Raphael Sabatini
  • And yet, what home-coming could have brought him such a torturing joy as was now his?
  • Extract from : « Mistress Wilding » by Rafael Sabatini
  • One way or the other she must at once dispel this torturing doubt.
  • Extract from : « St. Martin's Summer » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Slowly, with torturing slowness, the leaden-grey winter days creep by.
  • Extract from : « The Great Hunger » by Johan Bojer
  • The din in the heavens, the torturing heat so fierce and painful.
  • Extract from : « The Golden Woman » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • Was that the celebrated charge of torturing a British subject?
  • Extract from : « Barrington » by Charles James Lever
  • Speak of the torturing agony of the lover, for which I can vouch.
  • Extract from : « Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 1 (of 2) » by Charles Lever

Antonyms for torturing

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