Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun torment

6 senses of torment

Sense 1
torture, torment -- (unbearable physical pain)
       => pain, hurting -- (a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension")

Sense 2
anguish, torment, torture -- (extreme mental distress)
       => distress, hurt, suffering -- (psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress")

Sense 3
agony, torment, torture -- (intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain; "an agony of doubt"; "the torments of the damned")
       => suffering, hurt -- (feelings of mental or physical pain)

Sense 4
harassment, torment -- (a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented; "so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors")
       => annoyance, chafe, vexation -- (anger produced by some annoying irritation)

Sense 5
curse, torment -- (a severe affliction)
       => affliction -- (a cause of great suffering and distress)

Sense 6
badgering, worrying, torment, bedevilment -- (the act of harassing someone)
       => harassment, molestation -- (the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb torment

3 senses of torment

Sense 1
torment, torture, excruciate, rack -- (torment emotionally or mentally)
       => pain, anguish, hurt -- (cause emotional anguish or make miserable; "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school")

Sense 2
torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate -- (treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher")
       => harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke -- (annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers")

Sense 3
torture, excruciate, torment -- (subject to torture; "The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible")
       => injure, wound -- (cause injuries or bodily harm to)

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