Synonyms of torment in English:

torment

noun

Pronunciation: stress on the first syllable
  • 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
  • verb

    Pronunciation: stress on the second syllable
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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; excruciate, crucify, rack, pain; 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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