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torturing, torture
n. 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"
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impalement
n. the act of piercing with a sharpened stake as a form of punishment or torture
penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment
n. the act of punishing
lashing
n. rope that is used for fastening something to something else; "the boats were held together by lashings"
nerve-wracking, nerve-racking, trying, stressful
adj. extremely irritating to the nerves; "nerve-racking noise"; "the stressful days before a war"; "a trying day at the office"
ugly, horrible, horrifying, frightful, atrocious
adj. provoking horror; "an atrocious automobile accident"; "a frightful crime of decapitation"; "an alarming, even horrifying, picture"; "war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill; "an ugly wound"
dread, direful, terrible, horrific, horrendous, frightening, fearsome, fearful, dreadful, dreaded, dire, awful
adj. causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse"
razor-sharp
adj. as sharp as a razor
severe
adj. very bad in degree or extent; "a severe worldwide depression"; "the house suffered severe damage"
disturbing
adj. causing distress or worry or anxiety; "distressing (or disturbing) news"; "lived in heroic if something distressful isolation"; "a disturbing amount of crime"; "a revelation that was most perturbing"; "a new and troubling thought"; "in a particularly worrisome predicament"; "a worrying situation"; "a worrying time"
dolourous, weeping, tearful, lachrymose, dolorous
adj. showing sorrow
obnoxious, objectionable
adj. causing disapproval or protest; "a vulgar and objectionable person"
ruthful, rueful, remorseful, contrite
adj. feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
upsetting, disconcerting
adj. causing an emotional disturbance; "his disconcerting habit of greeting friends ferociously and strangers charmingly"- Herb Caen; "an upsetting experience"
unsufferable, unacceptable, insufferable, impossible
adj. used of persons or their behavior; "impossible behavior"; "insufferable insolence"
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achy, aching
adj. causing a dull and steady pain; "my aching head"; "her old achy joints"
afflictive, distressing, distressful, grievous
adj. causing misery or pain or distress; "it was a sore trial to him"; "the painful process of growing up"
agonised, agonized
adj. expressing pain or agony; "agonized screams"
arduous
adj. difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill; "the arduous work of preparing a dictionary"
stinging, smarting, burning
adj. (painful)
galled, chafed
adj. painful from having the skin abraded
tender, sore, sensitive, raw
adj. hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw"
poignant
adj. keenly distressing to the mind or feelings; "poignant anxiety"
wrenching, racking
adj. causing great physical or mental suffering; "a wrenching pain"
saddle-sore
adj. (of a rider) sore after riding a horse
traumatic
adj. psychologically painful;"few experiences are more traumatic than losing a child";
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