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synonyms for tormenting

  • agonizing
  • anguishing
  • distressing
  • disturbing
  • excruciating
  • harrowing
  • heart-wrenching
  • racking
  • struggling
  • suffering
  • tearing
  • torturing
  • extreme
  • fierce
  • intense
  • tortuous
  • torturous
  • vehement
  • violent

antonyms for tormenting

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  • pleasant
  • pleasing
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How to use tormenting in a sentence

He was crying as he told me about the torment in his mind, the nightmares he had at 7 or 8 years old.
HE AIN’T HEAVY. HE’S A CHILD MOLESTER.EUGENE ROBINSONOCTOBER 20, 2020OZY
Charles Duran, who was out of his element when he was not in mischief, seemed to take delight in tormenting these little children.
CHARLES DURANTHE AUTHOR OF THE WALDOS
I will not have you hunting and tormenting those kangaroo rats to-day.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
This restless and tormenting passion for gold punishes them for aiming at other advantages by love than love itself.
THE LOVE LETTERS OF ABELARD AND HELOISEPETER ABELARD
But wishing to break the tormenting chain of ideas, the doctor went out into the kitchen.
MORE TALES BY POLISH AUTHORSVARIOUS
Some of the supers jabbed me pretty hard, among them Babe Durgon, who delighted in tormenting me.
THE IRON PUDDLERJAMES J. DAVIS
It has not only strewed the whole path of life with tormenting thorns, but enkindled "everlasting burnings."
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
Was there, then, another host of tormenting things still there; and if so, should she let them out to add to her misery and pain?
STORIES OF OLD GREECE AND ROMEEMILIE KIP BAKER
If you are bent on tormenting your spirit to find new misfortunes, choose whatever you like best.
THE CONFESSIONS OF J. J. ROUSSEAU, COMPLETEJEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU
With all this Grace had a suspicion that Biddy knew something more, that for Biddy the tormenting curtain had been lifted.
THE TRAGIC MUSEHENRY JAMES
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WORDS RELATED TO TORMENTING

  • disturbing
  • excruciating
  • extreme
  • fierce
  • harrowing
  • heart-wrenching
  • intense
  • racking
  • struggling
  • tearing
  • tormenting
  • tortuous
  • torturing
  • vehement
  • violent
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.