Synonym of torturing

Alternative for torturing

tortures, tortured, torturing

Synonym: agonize, distress, harrow, inflame, pain, persecute, plague, torment,


Unbearably or excruciatingly painful or torturous
excruciating agonising agonizing harrowing tormenting racking torturous wrenching raging distressing tearing painful suffering disturbing anguishing intense extreme violent searing acute tormentous vexing heartbreaking vehement fierce struggling tortuous gut-wrenching heart-rending severe dreadful punishing piercing grievous worrying sharp unbearable exquisite unendurable insufferable killing throbbing bitter very painful troubling trying bothersome plaguing harrying hellish galling cruel hurtful afflicting harsh heartrending very bad alarming frightening terrifying traumatic chilling nerve-racking dangerous soaring stressful stabbing awful terrible savage burning thumping splitting extremely painful pounding gruelling rending toe-curling shooting tedious infuriating chastening cringe-making embarrassing irritating grueling stultifying torturesome consuming upsetting difficult sad distressful tragic hard troublesome unpleasant heavy poignant grim pitiful wretched intolerable miserable oppressive disquieting woeful irksome hellacious saddening frightful dire piteous uncomfortable unfortunate moving brutal vexatious regrettable discomforting sorrowful tough pitiable grave daunting pathetic perturbing lamentable affecting wearisome ghastly vicious unsettling shocking crushing burdensome bad onerous exacting ferocious unhappy forbidding nasty taxing doleful rigorous dismal discomposing tear-jerking annoying penetrating tiresome blistering plaintive serious deplorable almighty strenuous disagreeable tragical depressing appalling fearful rough testing powerful displeasing stinging deep profound touching unwelcome calamitous impossible challenging awkward arduous hairy unpleasing mournful demanding wearing uncongenial disconcerting keen laborious ponderous horrendous formidable agitating furious explosive bruising intensive backbreaking wearying unpalatable unlucky distasteful exhausting uphill thorny unsparing fatiguing gloomy toilsome herculean back-breaking nagging biting heavy-duty anguished rugged unnerving effortful disappointing poor vigorous strong worrisome great horrible sorry rotten excessive horrifying stirring mighty dispiriting harassing ambitious cutting horrific insupportable devastating troublous overwhelming afflictive merciless fearsome concentrated unforgiving mortifying murderous stiff unacceptable tiring cheerless debilitating tall killer draining bleak sombre somber moiling sweaty toilful jarring grinding solemn injurious sapping horrid Herculean objectionable revolting energy-consuming enough to try the patience of a saint harmful vile not to be borne foul gruesome abominable lousy provoking aggravating execrable painstaking loathsome desolate immoderate boring sore weighty disheartening colossal overpowering pesky mortal unsavory macabre offensive stringent icky yukky yucky mean unrelenting niggling unlovely titanic repellent repugnant sour melancholy disastrous damaging unsavoury inconvenient frustrating unamusing unsupportable discouraging melancholic abhorrent operose cumbersome heart-wrenching shattering upstream intimidating unyielding dismaying unremitting too much gargantuan knackering wounding off-putting a bit much maddening exasperating atrocious peracute smarting enormous scarring teasing grisly fraught nightmarish haunting repulsive disgusting plaguy pestiferous bedevilling discommoding peeving pestilent emotional impressive knifelike concerning rueful monstrous gross imperious joyless impactful crippling ruthless detestable infernal chafing carking nettling rebarbative abrasive antagonizing rankling nettlesome cussed riling pesty pestilential plaguey confounded antagonising forlorn inordinate odious catastrophic nauseating heightened hostile ruinous prohibitive obnoxious sickening unappealing demoralizing demoralising dejecting disconsolate grody depressive enraging grating punchable undesirable tender forceful wicked shrill funereal heart-breaking relentless sober destructive hopeless glum comfortless major intemperate passionate unkind tricky exigent bedeviling lachrymose lugubrious unmanageable desperate dreary morose immense staggering gigantic unsurpassable inadmissible heavy-handed enough repellant potent backbreaker labored really hard problematic very hard depleting forcible enough to drive you up the wall sticky slavish laboured difficile beyond endurance past bearing too much to bear last straw tough going scabrous Augean austere ominous enough to try the patience of Job critical pain-filled blinding repressive Spartan caustic cringey mind-blowing raw shrewd pitiless oppressed impoverished stark hateful thoroughgoing hefty crashing invidious transcending unsufferable poverty-stricken significant desolating rancid dour tearful drab drilling paralyzing paralysing dogged gnawing emotive scary prickly anxious-making mirthless dispirited dolorous dolesome slow afflicted grieving melting telling soul-stirring uplifting heart-warming sentimental expressive nostalgic apprehensive enervating drear cold depressed hardhanded inhuman agonized extremely upsetting fatal dicey hazardous easier said than done high-impact drudgy high-pressure worksome uphill battle hard-won no picnic marathon problem not easy like getting blood out of a stone remorseless exerting to be pitied tortured racked agonised feeble paltry unreasonable very great derisible dingy plangent pensive dark inclement deadly straitened inhospitable spartan stern inexorable mephitical irritable unpropitious bewildering sullen troubled perplexing sinister revulsive inauspicious foreboding parlous distressed unfavorable unfavourable persnickety abject cataclysmic useless petty meagre puny commiserable meager heartwarming affective pressing extraordinary exceptional supreme drastic high exorbitant dejected despondent wild hard-hearted despairing emotionally moving protracted close full intensified unqualified marked lethal adverse unfair undue diligent all-consuming exaggerated deathly hapless fateful pick-and-shovel time-consuming arousing affect mother of all strained vivid pungent steep resounding ungovernable uncontrollable ill-fated fiery rampaging rabid uncontrolled rampant riotous unrestrained ill-starred unsustainable storming unchecked unfettered uncurbed inflamed unbridled emphatic hot urgent energetic peppery convulsive flaming enraged blustery paroxysmal turbulent volcanic frenzied coercive stormy dynamic outrageous tumultuous aroused tempestuous gale force out of control full of force no-win beyond bearing sudden confronting finely tuned humourless crummy humorless unsatisfactory stinking hideous lurid sedate abysmal diabolical uncool grotty godawful uninviting ugly nauseous beastly nail-biting extremely bad nerve-wracking more than one can bear more than flesh and blood can stand more than flesh and blood can bear


Present participle for to cause great mental suffering to
tormenting afflicting racking agonising agonizing distressing harrowing paining plaguing besetting crucifying troubling worrying anguishing bedeviling bedevilling besieging cursing excruciating persecuting mortifying annoying bothering disturbing irritating oppressing trying wringing wronging causing agony to causing suffering to giving someone grief inflicting anguish on harassing vexing harrying pestering hassling wounding hurting hounding irking upsetting perturbing straining burdening beleaguering badgering nagging bugging agitating grieving fretting maltreating stressing haunting picking on mistreating ill-treating gnawing at aggravating abusing aggrieving giving a hard time disquieting discomposing teasing ailing concerning needling dogging smiting saddening martyring rending tyrannizing provoking exasperating punishing perplexing stinging unsettling causing pain to riding galling tyrannising molesting hectoring assailing victimizing making miserable affecting flustering fazing terrorizing taxing rattling bullying injuring scourging disconcerting overwhelming dismaying depressing weighing down fussing victimising devastating terrorising blighting lying heavy on piercing making wretched getting to driving up the wall chafing causing anguish to pursuing cutting to the quick discriminating against taunting crushing tearing searing pushing around heckling nagging at getting at alarming discomforting weighing heavily on stabbing weighing on flurrying exercising frazzling distempering unhinging burning up derailing hagriding making anxious causing discomfort to dominating lacerating freaking out weirding out putting down suppressing discommoding frustrating striking attacking gripping destroying pushing about leaning on offending shaking ribbing niggling possessing ridiculing visiting convulsing pressing punishing unfairly testing chaffing overcoming importuning browbeating ragging moving preying on discomfiting goading unnerving baiting disheartening subjugating narking devilling deviling cutting up ruffling killing having it in for domineering hazing displeasing despairing affronting nettling scaring gnawing putting the squeeze on distracting throwing dissing harming appalling angering infesting discombobulating pushing having a down on alaruming enslaving getting breaking grinding down making uneasy overpowering frightening outraging tantalising undoing tantalizing causing anxiety to making things hot for someone tearing to pieces eating at treating harshly riding roughshod over tyrannizing over walking all over showing antagonism to disapproving of obsessing feeling ill will towards showing ill will towards bearing a grudge towards suffering from ruining ravaging shattering gutting tearing at buttonholing excoriating rocking scorning hunting suffering chivvying lampooning hurting deeply bending someone's ear causing disquiet to musing labouring laboring recurring mithering spooking dunning squirming keeping after sweating out boning psyching out putting off throwing off preoccupying maddening consuming cutting intimidating coming back to leading someone a merry dance driving bananas playing cat and mouse putting through wringer rubbing salt in wound stirring exciting touching weakening staying with giving pain to festering driving round the bend getting on your nerves getting in your hair wearying stretching sapping draining exhausting rousing thrilling scolding disparaging berating menacing tiring wearing hanging over rankling dejecting reviling reproaching tearing to shreds inflicting pain on inflicting suffering on slighting insulting guying overbearing cowing threatening manhandling inconveniencing shocking mocking rankling with upbraiding overriding misusing damaging scarring traumatizing inflicting causing pain dispiriting playing the heavy with brutalising messing over kicking around mishandling ill-using brutalizing causing anxiety miffing peeving discountenancing engulfing swamping bringing down tiring out making severe demands on making demands on putting a strain on wearing out gibing winding up confounding befalling imposing wrecking wreaking preying on your mind disrespecting slapping aching taking casting down dampening spirits breaking one's heart strapping desolating pricking indisposing nit-picking buffeting buffetting throbbing discouraging dragging down bumming out making blue riling putting a damper on putting into a funk breaking the heart of causing trouble to smarting razzing devouring eating up embarrassing traumatising giving offence to chastening hacking off entangling hampering ticking off doing a number on throwing off balance arousing anxiety in pushing buttons making it tough for aggressing hurting somebody's feelings hurting the feelings of dumping on shaking up doing in taking the mickey hacking you off getting in the hair of getting on the nerves of taking the piss out of subduing avenging stirring up swallowing up giving the business jumping on one's case giving a bad time causing concern to niggling at making uncomfortable causing discomfort pinching falling upon falling on repressing starting in on descending on descending upon bringing down on forcing upon giving the needle hegemonizing mastering immolating demonizing using beating prickling twingeing twinging exploiting subjecting demonising constraining playing up burning inflaming biting cramping keeping down nicking bruising ruling with a rod of iron putting screws to handicapping coercing beating down bringing under the yoke encumbering trampling on ruling weighing heavy upon saddling holding sway over trampling underfoot despotizing holding down bringing to heel ruling with an iron hand bringing someone to their knees overthrowing forcing smothering ruling over trampling overloading putting upon stacking the deck having your knife into

Antonym of torturing

torturing Idiom, Proverb

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