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See definition of torturing on Dictionary.com
  • as inagonizing
  • as inanguishing
  • as inexcruciating
  • as inharrowing
  • as intormenting
  • as inuncomfortable

synonyms for torturing

  • excruciating
  • harrowing
  • intense
  • tortuous
  • disturbing
  • heart-wrenching
  • racking
  • struggling
  • tearing
  • tormenting
  • extreme
  • fierce
  • vehement
  • violent

antonyms for torturing

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  • pleasant
  • pleasing
  • calm
  • dull
  • easy
  • facile
  • mild
  • bearable
  • endurable
  • helpful
  • pleasant
  • pleasing
  • soothing
  • pleasant
  • calming
  • pleasing
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How to use torturing in a sentence

In a voice thick with the torturing rage of impotence he gave the order upon which the grim Parisian insisted.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
I would leave no room for the torturing thought that had I been less precipitate she would have been more kindly.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
Twice she prepared to write to him, and end a suspense torturing to both,—and twice dashed down the pen in shame and pride.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
He nearly betrayed himself once by shouting from his window at a boy who was torturing a grasshopper.
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
He did not believe he would sleep a wink through the night, for never were his emotions wrought to a more keenly torturing point.
TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
Before that interview, the not-men were torturing him, remember?
THE DARK DOORALAN EDWARD NOURSE
Every event of that torturing day was ever after engraved on the little boy's memory.
SUE, A LITTLE HEROINEL. T. MEADE
You know as well as I do that you wouldn't have a spider hurt for torturing a fly.
QUEENSLAND COUSINSELEANOR LUISA HAVERFIELD
Edith began to glow with delight of torturing her presently, and would not speak lest her pleasure be hurried.
THE ART OF DISAPPEARINGJOHN TALBOT SMITH
They take a fiendish delight in torturing us with tantrums, galling us with gammon, and pelting us with platitudes.
THE FIEND'S DELIGHTDOD GRILE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TORTURING

  • 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.