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What is another word for tormenting?

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Adjective
Unbearably or excruciatingly painful or torturous
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“His tormenting cries echoed through the empty hallway, revealing the excruciating pain he was enduring.”
Adjective
Causing great pain or anguish
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“The tormenting memories of his past haunted him every night, causing him great pain and anguish.”
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Disturbing in nature, causing anxiety or concern
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Adjective
Excessive, as results from obsession
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(of a person or governing body) Cruel or severe in nature
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Possessing or filled with agony
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Requiring great effort or exertion
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Noun
Violent or forcible action used to coerce someone into doing something against their will
Verb
Present participle for to annoy or harass, especially in an unkind or bothersome way
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“But rather than torment her sister with more questions, Scarlett decided to let the matter drop.”
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Present participle for to mock, taunt or tease someone in a manner designed to provoke them
“People, particularly other children at school, would always tease and torment me about my freckles.”
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Present participle for to cause or experience severe mental or physical suffering
“Their preferred weapon was a poison that could put a person in great physical pain, then torment them with past woes.”
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Present participle for to intimidate with threats or bullying behavior
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“Wicked but clever men may point the finger of scorn at them, accuse them of entertaining merely temporal views, and endeavor to torment them with threats and promised persecutions.”
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Present participle for to cause to feel fearful or scared
“There was no fire and brimstone, no wicked imps to torment us.”
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Present participle for to tease, typically in a good-natured way
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Present participle for to put down or control by cruelty or force
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Present participle for to treat someone badly, cruelly or unkindly
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