Dictionary Results for torture


1. torture - noun

· extreme mental distress

Synonym(s): anguish, torment

Hypernym(s): distress, hurt, suffering




2. torture - noun

· unbearable physical pain

Synonym(s): torment

Hypernym(s): pain, hurting




3. torture - noun

· intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain; "an agony of doubt"; "the torments of the damned"

Synonym(s): agony, torment

Hypernym(s): suffering, hurt




4. torture - noun

· the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean

Synonym(s): distortion, overrefinement, straining, twisting

Hypernym(s): falsification, misrepresentation




5. torture - noun

· the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason; "it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"

Synonym(s): torturing

Hypernym(s): persecution




6. torture - verb

· torment emotionally or mentally

Synonym(s): torment, excruciate, rack

Hypernym(s): pain, anguish, hurt




7. torture - verb

· subject to torture; "The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible"

Synonym(s): excruciate, torment

Hypernym(s): injure, wound





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