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TORMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does torment mean? 

TORMENT (noun)
  The noun TORMENT has 6 senses:

1. unbearable physical pain
2. extreme mental distress
3. intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain
4. a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented
5. a severe affliction
6. the act of harassing someone

  Familiarity information: TORMENT used as a noun is common.


TORMENT (verb)
  The verb TORMENT has 3 senses:

1. torment emotionally or mentally
2. treat cruelly
3. subject to torture

  Familiarity information: TORMENT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TORMENT (noun)


Sense 1torment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unbearable physical pain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

torment; torture

Hypernyms ("torment" is a kind of...):

hurting; pain (a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder)


Sense 2torment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extreme mental distress

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

anguish; torture; torment

Hypernyms ("torment" is a kind of...):

distress; hurt; suffering (psychological suffering)


Sense 3torment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

agony; torture; torment

Context examples:

an agony of doubt / the torments of the damned

Hypernyms ("torment" is a kind of...):

hurt; suffering (feelings of mental or physical pain)


Sense 4torment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

harassment; torment

Context example:

so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors

Hypernyms ("torment" is a kind of...):

annoyance; chafe; vexation (anger produced by some annoying irritation)


Sense 5torment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A severe affliction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

curse; torment

Hypernyms ("torment" is a kind of...):

affliction (a cause of great suffering and distress)


Sense 6torment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of harassing someone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

badgering; bedevilment; worrying; torment

Hypernyms ("torment" is a kind of...):

harassment; molestation (the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism)


TORMENT (verb)


Sense 1torment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Torment emotionally or mentally

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

torture; torment; excruciate; rack

Hypernyms (to "torment" is one way to...):

anguish; hurt; pain (cause emotional anguish or make miserable)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The bad news will torment him


Sense 2torment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Treat cruelly

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

bedevil; dun; rag; crucify; frustrate; torment

Context example:

The children tormented the stuttering teacher

Hypernyms (to "torment" is one way to...):

beset; chevvy; chevy; chivvy; chivy; harass; harry; hassle; molest; plague; provoke (annoy continually or chronically)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "torment"):

madden (drive up the wall; go on someone's nerves)

hamstring (make ineffective or powerless)

badger; beleaguer; bug; pester; tease (annoy persistently)

oppress; persecute (cause to suffer)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 3torment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Subject to torture

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

excruciate; torture; torment

Context example:

The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible

Hypernyms (to "torment" is one way to...):

injure; wound (cause injuries or bodily harm to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "torment"):

rack (torture on the rack)

martyr; martyrise; martyrize (torture and torment like a martyr)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They want to torment the prisoners


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