- Characterized by, involving, or causing pain or suffering: a torturous five days of fitness trainingMore example sentences
- On the other hand, however, he wouldn't have to continue with that torturous pain anymore.
- We must all act now, before it is too late to stop our horses and ponies suffering long, torturous journeys to their deaths in foreign abattoirs.
- Agonizing, torturous hours were lost as he waited outside of Laura's chambers.
- a torturously hot dayMore example sentences
- As I'm towed - we're hoping the boat's movement will attract a nearby pod of whales for me to see - the ice-chilled waters of Hudson Bay torturously infiltrate my wetsuit.
- Rose, a young woman abducted and torturously stashed in earthquake ruins last June, was forced to flee to the countryside after her kidnappers made a second attempt.
- The charitable institution for poor or orphaned girls of clergyman, run by Mr. Brocklehurst, almost starved it occupants, and was torturously strick.
late 15th century: from Anglo-Norman French, from torture 'torture'.
On the difference between torturous and tortuous, see tortuous (usage).