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He was crying as he told me about the torment in his mind, the nightmares he had at 7 or 8 years old.

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I called to her, but she slipped away with a tormenting smile at my helpless hands, and I followed her with some impatience.

Banville may tarnish his hero a bit, particularly by tormenting him with alcohol.

The coach of the William McKinley High School Cheerios is a ruthless bully, tormenting both students and teachers alike.

These icons haunted my fitful rest, tantalizing and tormenting as I waited in vain for the Sirenes.

I am a dawn riser, more prone to tormenting the early shift with headline changes than the late-nighters.

Charles Duran, who was out of his element when he was not in mischief, seemed to take delight in tormenting these little children.

I will not have you hunting and tormenting those kangaroo rats to-day.

This restless and tormenting passion for gold punishes them for aiming at other advantages by love than love itself.

But wishing to break the tormenting chain of ideas, the doctor went out into the kitchen.

Some of the supers jabbed me pretty hard, among them Babe Durgon, who delighted in tormenting me.


On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tormenting, such as: agonizing, anguishing, distressing, disturbing, excruciating, and harrowing.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.