[ US /ˈtɔɹˌmɛnt, tɔɹˈmɛnt/ ]
NOUN
  1. unbearable physical pain
  2. extreme mental distress
  3. the act of harassing someone
  4. a severe affliction
  5. intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain
    the torments of the damned
    an agony of doubt
  6. a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented
    so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors
VERB
  1. torment emotionally or mentally
  2. treat cruelly
    The children tormented the stuttering teacher
  3. subject to torture
    The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible
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How To Use torment In A Sentence

  • So far is he from admitting the possibility of any dissiliency between the Divine will and absolute right, that he turns the tables on his opponents, and classes among Atheists those of his contemporaries who maintain that God can command what is contrary to the intrinsic right; that He has no inclination to the good of his creatures; that He can justly doom an innocent being to eternal torments; or that whatever God wills is just because He wills it. A Manual of Moral Philosophy
  • An extended communal deliquescence into the same subway sludge from which the torment arose.
  • And of course, as humans we could experience the same torment, because of our own patterns of greed and miserliness.
  • The judge was also shown sharpened branches and wood used to torment the youngsters. The Sun
  • And a younger, sprier Edwards fearlessly taunted his tormentor, U.S. Attorney John Volz, once rising to his feet for a toast in a French Quarter bar while trilling, “When my moods are over, and my time has come to pass, I hope they bury me upside down, so Volz can kiss my ass.” FLY FISHING WITH DARTH VADER
  • _Torment_ comes from _tormentum_, a machine (engine) for throwing stones to inflict _torture_. Orthography As Outlined in the State Course of Study for Illinois
  • The rest is torment and anguish, from which she seeks to escape by turning inwards. The Times Literary Supplement
  • He becomes less a magician and more and more not only an illusionist of increasing power, but one bent on tormenting his audience rather than entertaining them.
  • It attracts men beset by alcohol, drug and gambling woes along, increasingly, with those tormented by serious mental health issues.
  • This book is an unremitting account of misery, privation, and pointlessness in a world of dun landscapes, tormenting insects, malnutrition, and cultural stagnancy.
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