What is another word for tortures?

Pronunciation: [tˈɔːt͡ʃəz] (IPA)

The word 'tortures' can conjure up images of extreme physical pain and suffering. However, there are many alternative synonyms that can be used to convey similar ideas. For example, 'anguish' suggests emotional distress and mental torment, while 'excruciation' refers to intense physical pain. 'Torment' and 'agony' also convey suffering, and 'affliction' suggests ongoing discomfort. 'Misery' and 'distress' are more general terms that can describe any type of suffering. It's important to remember that while these words may have different nuances and connotations, they all describe experiences of discomfort or pain that nobody should have to endure.

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Usage examples for Tortures

I think when she looks long before her at nothing, she is seeing again the tortures of my father, and so she cries out in that terrible way.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
So, notwithstanding the tortures he felt at that moment, notwithstanding his half-conscious mind, through instinct and habit he watched the behavior of the dog.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
But there was no monotony; our tortures came from different angles, and from so many sources, that we were ever aroused to a fighting spirit.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook

Famous quotes with Tortures

  • I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.
    Isaac Asimov
  • Reality is never as bad as a nightmare, as the mental tortures we inflict on ourselves.
    Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • To attempt the destruction of our passions is the height of folly. What a noble aim is that of the zealot who tortures himself like a madman in order to desire nothing, love nothing, feel nothing, and who, if he succeeded, would end up a complete monster!
    Denis Diderot
  • Proof is an idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.
    Arthur Eddington
  • A prisoner in the Inquisition is never allowed to see the face of his accuser, or of the witnesses against him, but every method is taken by threats and tortures, to oblige him to accuse himself, and by that means corroborate their evidence.
    John Foxe

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