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adjective as in troubled

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Her abusive husband tormented their toddler to drive Walters crazy without lifting a finger—and it tragically worked.

The hacker group Anonymous blew it—and tormented a woman not connected to the shooting of Michael Brown.

Young writers in particular are tormented by the idea that we were born too late.

Like many of us, he tormented his blessedly understanding parents with his playtime career choice as architect.

Geniuses joined the realm of intermediate beings, alternately exalted and tormented by celestial visions.

Gwynne's mind seemed to darken until only one luminous point confronted it, the visible tormented soul of his kinsman.

Through all these rapid visions there ran an undefined, uneasy consciousness of pain, which wearied and tormented him incessantly.

How many vulgar tones my doubtful earWould smite, with deep disgust inspiring me,With doubt tormented, holding hard my breath!

No cry of tormented soul shall pierce these walls of stone, much less the heart of man.

But that was all that came of it—there was no rich man who wrote to the magazine to ask who this tormented genius might be.


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On this page you'll find 447 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tormented, such as: agitated, anxious, concerned, confused, crazy, and distressed.

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