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adjective as in tormenting

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“To ensure that no minor in Minnesota- anyone under 18, our Minnesotans, is subjected to this Byzantine torturous practice of conversion therapy,” Walz said.

It’s an exhilarating and torturous time for movie musical fans.

My sensitivity grew, and even casual comments could feel torturous.

The Oscar-nominated 2019 Netflix film can be torturous to watch, as Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver’s relationship unravels, but you can’t look away.

From Ozy

Martinez shared in his Instagram stories that while he’d hoped Rapoport’s resignation would lead to meaningful change, the five weeks of contract negotiations were “torturous and dehumanizing,” and ultimately did not result in a fair pay rate.

From Eater

Rick better get used to torturous trials because they are never going away.

Virginians worried about their scandal-plagued governor, torturous traffic, and government furloughs can breathe a little easier.

The results are tedious rather than amusing, and the whole thing feels dated and torturous.

A 16th-century iron corset looks precisely as frightening and torturous as it sounds.

Torturous force feedings and hunger strikes at Guantánamo Bay are a sign of just how desperate the men there are.

He crouched, nerves and muscles tense, controled in spite of the torturous cloud of scalding vapor that pressed close to him.

When all was in readiness a Negro sergeant in the British service was seized, and put to a torturous death.

In an iron cage called the Cage of St. Michel, a torturous contrivance, state prisoners used to be confined.

Owing to the torturous mountain roads we were close to this building before observing it.

What happened after that, though it lasted seven long and torturous years, is fairly familiar to the American people.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to torturous, such as: agonizing, distressing, excruciating, harrowing, trying, and anguishing.

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