Synonyms of torture


1. anguish, torment, torture, distress, hurt, suffering

usage: extreme mental distress

2. torture, torment, pain, hurting

usage: unbearable physical pain

3. agony, torment, torture, suffering, hurt

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

4. distortion, overrefinement, straining, torture, twisting, falsification, misrepresentation

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

5. torture, torturing, persecution

usage: 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"


1. torment, torture, excruciate, rack, pain, anguish, hurt

usage: torment emotionally or mentally

2. torture, excruciate, torment, injure, wound

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

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Definition and meaning of torture (Dictionary)