What is another word for tormenter?

Pronunciation: [tɔːmˈɛntə] (IPA)

The word tormenter refers to someone who causes pain, distress, or suffering either physically or emotionally. Some synonyms for the word tormenter include bully, perpetrator, oppressor, harasser, intimidator, and abuser. These are all words used to describe someone who deliberately inflicts harm or suffering on another person. The term tormenter often implies that the behavior is ongoing and systematic, making it difficult for the victim to escape. It's important to recognize and name this behavior to combat it and help those who are suffering. By calling out tormenters and their actions, we can work towards creating a safer and more compassionate society.

What are the hypernyms for Tormenter?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Tormenter?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for tormenter (as nouns)

Usage examples for Tormenter

But the cruel tormenter only held the kitten higher, and showed the string and the stone his companion was tying to her neck.
"Dick Lionheart"
Mary Rowles Jarvis
In a quarter of an hour a few charred and brittle sticks were all that was left of Lot No. 249. "Perhaps that will satisfy you," snarled Bellingham, with hate and fear in his little grey eyes as he glanced back at his tormenter.
"Round the Red Lamp Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life"
Arthur Conan Doyle
Geof watched their laughing tormenter until he stopped for breath near the base of the campanile, and, in an instant, the pigeons were alighting on his arms and shoulders, and gathering in an eager, gurgling mass about his feet.
"A Venetian June"
Anna Fuller

Famous quotes with Tormenter

  • And here I cannot help mentioning a very ridiculous show of a learned pig, which of late days attracted much of the public notice, and at the polite end of the town. This pig, which indeed was a large unwieldy hog, being taught to pick up letters written upon pieces of cards, and to arrange them at command, gave great satisfaction to all who saw him, and filled his tormenter's pocket with money. One would not have thought that a hog had been an animal capable of learning: the fact, however, is another proof of what may be accomplished by assiduity; for the showman assured a friend of mine, that he had lost three very promising brutes in the course of training, and that the phenomenon then exhibited had often given him reason to despair of success.
    Joseph Strutt

Related words: tormentor, abuse, abuser, abusive person, abusive language, abusive relationship

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