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torment



I - noun
1. unbearable physical pain (Freq. 1)
Syn:
torture
Derivationally related forms:
torturous (for: torture), torture (for: torture)
Hypernyms:
pain, hurting
2. extreme mental distress (Freq. 1)
Syn:
anguish, torture
Derivationally related forms:
torture (for: torture), anguish (for: anguish)
Hypernyms:
distress, hurt, suffering
3. intense feelings of suffering;
acute mental or physical pain (Freq. 1)
- an agony of doubt
- the torments of the damned
Syn:
agony, torture
Derivationally related forms:
torturous (for: torture), torture (for: torture), agonal (for: agony), agonist (for: agony), agonise (for: agony)
Hypernyms:
suffering, hurt
4. the act of harassing someone
Syn:
badgering, worrying, bedevilment
Derivationally related forms:
bedevil (for: bedevilment), worry (for: worrying)
Hypernyms:
harassment, molestation
5. a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented
- so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors
Syn:
harassment
Hypernyms:
annoyance, chafe, vexation
6. a severe affliction
Syn:
curse
Hypernyms:
affliction

II - verb
1. torment emotionally or mentally (Freq. 1)
Syn:
torture, excruciate, rack
Derivationally related forms:
rack (for: rack), excruciation (for: excruciate), torture (for: torture), torturer (for: torture), tormenter, tormentor
Hypernyms:
pain, anguish, hurt
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- The bad news will torment him
2. treat cruelly
- The children tormented the stuttering teacher
Syn:
rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate
Derivationally related forms:
frustration (for: frustrate), crucifixion (for: crucify), bedevilment (for: bedevil), tormenter, tormentor
Hypernyms:
harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy,
chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke
Hyponyms:
madden, hamstring, tease, badger, pester,
bug, beleaguer, persecute, oppress
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
3. subject to torture
- The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible
Syn:
torture, excruciate
Derivationally related forms:
tormenter, excruciation (for: excruciate), torture (for: torture), torturer (for: torture), torturing (for: torture)
Hypernyms:
injure, wound
Hyponyms:
rack, martyr, martyrize, martyrise
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- They want to torment the prisoners

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