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Definition of Torment

Torment

  1. An engine for casting stones.
  2. Extreme pain; anguish; torture; the utmost degree of misery, either of body or mind.
  3. That which gives pain, vexation, or misery.
  4. To put to extreme pain or anguish; to inflict excruciating misery upon, either of body or mind; to torture.
  5. To pain; to distress; to afflict.
  6. To tease; to vex; to harass; as, to be tormented with importunities, or with petty annoyances.
  7. To put into great agitation.

Torment Quotations

The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.
William Penn

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough.
Frank Crane

I've already told you: the only way to a woman's heart is along the path of torment. I know none other as sure.
Marquis de Sade

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
Claude Monet

And why not death rather than living torment? To die is to be banish'd from myself; And Silvia is myself: banish'd from her Is self from self: a deadly banishment!
William Shakespeare
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Torment Translations

torment in Dutch is martelen, koeioneren, kwellen
torment in Finnish is kiduttaa
torment in French is tourmenter, torture
torment in German is Qual, schikanieren, peinige
torment in Latin is torqueo, cruciamentum, cruciatus, crucio, macero
torment in Swedish is pina, kval