(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. pain, excruciation, agony, torment; martyrdom, crucifixion; anguish; cruelty. —v. t. punish; torment, rack, agonize, martyr; garble, distort, twist, misrepresent.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. pain, anguish, agony, torment, tribulation, rack, crucifixion, cruciation, martyrdom, pang, dolor, ache, twinge, physical suffering, mental suffering, hell on earth, bed of Procrustes; see also cruelty .
Ant. comfort*, enjoyment, delight.
1. [To torment]
Syn. annoy, irritate, disturb; see abuse 1 , bother 2 .
2. [To injure]
Syn. wound, lacerate, whip; see beat 2 , hurt 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
agony, torment, suffering, pain, anguish, hell, crucifixion, persecution, excruciation, punishment, abuse, misery, distress, trial, tribulation, rack, third degree. see punishment
torment, pain, hurt, put through hell, crucify, persecute, punish, abuse, distress, agonize, mistreat, afflict, excruciate, rack, *work over, *make one cry uncle.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Excruciating punishment: hell, living hell, persecution, torment. Idiom: tortures of the damned. See REWARD. 2. A state of physical or mental suffering: affliction, agony, anguish, distress, hurt, misery, pain, torment, woe, wound, wretchedness. See HAPPY. II verb 1. To subject (another) to extreme physical cruelty, as in punishing: crucify, rack, torment. Idiom: put on the rack (or wheel). See PAIN, REWARD. 2. To bring great harm or suffering to: afflict, agonize, anguish, curse, excruciate, plague, rack, scourge, smite, strike, torment. See ATTACK, HELP.

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