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

1 sense of torturing

Sense 1
torture, torturing -- (the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason; "it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession")
       => persecution -- (the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion))

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

2 senses of torture

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
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)

Antonyms of adj torturing

1 sense of torturing

Sense 1
agonizing, agonising, excruciating, harrowing, torturing, torturous, torturesome -- (extremely painful)

INDIRECT (VIA painful) -> painless -- (not causing physical or psychological pain; "painless dentistry")

Similarity of adj torturing

1 sense of torturing

Sense 1
agonizing, agonising, excruciating, harrowing, torturing, torturous, torturesome -- (extremely painful)
       => painful (vs. painless) -- (causing physical or psychological pain; "worked with painful slowness")

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