What is another word for torment?

2410 synonyms found


[ tˈɔːmɛnt], [ tˈɔːmɛnt], [ t_ˈɔː_m_ɛ_n_t]

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Torment is a seemingly unbearable experience that induces strong feelings of anxiety, anger, and desperation. The English word originates from the Latin word tormentum, meaning "anguish" or "pain". It is closely associated with the physical and emotional experience of torture, which refers to any type of act or procedure that causes severe pain. Although torture and torment are often used interchangeably, there is a subtle but important difference. Torture is intentional and deliberate, while torment is not.

Torment may be experienced in different ways, depending on the person.

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