Textual thesaurus for "torture"

(noun) torturing

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

it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession

(noun) twisting, straining, distortion, overrefinement

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

(noun) torment, agony

intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain

an agony of doubt; the torments of the damned

(noun) torment, anguish

extreme mental distress

(noun) torment

unbearable physical pain

(verb) torment, excruciate

subject to torture

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

(verb) excruciate, torment, rack

torment emotionally or mentally