Synonyms for torment

Synonyms for (noun) torment

Synonyms: badgering, bedevilment, worrying, torment

Definition: the act of harassing someone

Similar words: molestation, harassment

Definition: the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism


Synonyms: curse, torment

Definition: a severe affliction

Similar words: affliction

Definition: a cause of great suffering and distress


Synonyms: torment, torture, agony

Definition: intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain

Usage: an agony of doubt; the torments of the damned

Similar words: hurt, suffering

Definition: feelings of mental or physical pain


Synonyms: torment, torture, anguish

Definition: extreme mental distress

Similar words: hurt, distress, suffering

Definition: psychological suffering

Usage: the death of his wife caused him great distress


Synonyms: torment, harassment

Definition: a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented

Usage: so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors

Similar words: annoyance, vexation, chafe

Definition: anger produced by some annoying irritation


Synonyms: torment, torture

Definition: unbearable physical pain

Similar words: pain, hurting

Definition: a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder

Usage: the patient developed severe pain and distension

Synonyms for (verb) torment

Synonyms: torment, torture, excruciate

Definition: subject to torture

Usage: The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible

Similar words: wound, injure

Definition: cause injuries or bodily harm to


Synonyms: excruciate, torment, torture, rack

Definition: torment emotionally or mentally

Similar words: pain, anguish, hurt

Definition: cause emotional anguish or make miserable

Usage: It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school


Synonyms: rag, frustrate, crucify, dun, torment, bedevil

Definition: treat cruelly

Usage: The children tormented the stuttering teacher

Similar words: plague, provoke, molest, harass, harry, hassle, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, beset

Definition: annoy continually or chronically

Usage: He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked; This man harasses his female co-workers