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Synonyms of torment in English:


  • 1 a voice screamed in torment
    [Antonyms] pleasure, joy
  • 2 the solitary nights she spent were a torment
    ordeal, affliction, scourge, curse, plague, bane, thorn in someone's side/flesh, cross to bear;
    calamity, sorrow, tribulation, vexation, persecution, trouble, pest, irritation, irritant, annoyance, worry, nuisance, misfortune, bother, discomfort, soreness, harassment
    informal pain in the neck
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  • 1 she was tormented by shame
    torture, afflict, harrow, plague, distress, agonize, cause agony to, cause suffering to, cause pain to, inflict anguish on;
    mortify, worry, trouble;
    abuse, maltreat, mistreat, molest
  • 2 Maggie began to torment the two younger boys
    tease, taunt, victimize, bully, bait, chaff, harass, rib, scorn;
    irritate, vex, annoy, pester, badger, harry, hector, plague, be a nuisance to, bother, trouble, bedevil, be a pest to, nag, persecute, worry, nettle, chivvy, irk
    informal needle, rag, hassle, aggravate
    [Antonyms] encourage, support
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