Synonyms for torture

Synonyms for (noun) torture

Synonyms: torture, torturing

Definition: the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason

Usage: it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession

Similar words: persecution

Definition: the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)


Synonyms: twisting, torture, straining, distortion, overrefinement

Definition: the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean

Similar words: falsification, misrepresentation

Definition: a willful perversion of facts


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, 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) torture

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