Definitions for: Torment

[n] the act of harassing someone
[n] a severe affliction
[n] intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain; "an agony of doubt"; "the torments of the damned"
[n] extreme mental distress
[n] a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented; "so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors"
[n] unbearable physical pain
[v] subject to torture
[v] torment emotionally or mentally
[v] treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

Webster (1913) Definition: Tor"ment, n. [OF. torment, F. tourment, fr. L.
tormentum an engine for hurling missiles, an instrument of
torture, a rack, torture, fr. torquere to turn, to twist,
hurl. See Turture.]
1. (Mil. Antiq.) An engine for casting stones. [Obs.] --Sir
T. Elyot.

2. Extreme pain; anguish; torture; the utmost degree of
misery, either of body or mind. --Chaucer.

The more I see Pleasures about me, so much more I
feel Torment within me. --Milton.

3. That which gives pain, vexation, or misery.

They brought unto him all sick people that were
taken with divers diseases and torments. --Matt. iv.

Tor*ment", v. t. [imp. & p. p. tormented; p. pr. &
vb. n. tormenting.] [OF. tormenter, F. tourmenter.]
1. To put to extreme pain or anguish; to inflict excruciating
misery upon, either of body or mind; to torture. `` Art
thou come hither to torment us before our time? '' --Matt.
viii. 29.

2. To pain; to distress; to afflict.

Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy,
grievously tormented. --Matt. viii.

3. To tease; to vex; to harass; as, to be tormented with
importunities, or with petty annoyances. [Colloq.]

4. To put into great agitation. [R.] ``[They], soaring on
main wing, tormented all the air.'' --Milton.

Synonyms: agony, anguish, badgering, bedevil, bedevilment, crucify, curse, dun, excruciate, excruciate, frustrate, harassment, rack, rag, torture, torture, torture, torture, worrying

See Also: affliction, anguish, annoyance, badger, beleaguer, beset, bug, chafe, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, distress, hamstring, harass, harassment, harry, hassle, hurt, hurt, hurting, injure, madden, martyr, martyrise, martyrize, molest, molestation, oppress, pain, pain, persecute, pester, plague, provoke, rack, suffering, tease, vexation, wound

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