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Adjective
Intensely or unbearably painful
“… a tormenting injury.”
Adjective
Hard to accept or bear especially emotionally
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“It was a tormenting moment as they helplessly watched the other team score in the final seconds of the game.”
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(of a person or governing body) Cruel or severe in nature
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Excessive, as results from obsession
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Tempting, especially that which is beyond reach
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Causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry
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Noun
The act of making timid or fearful or of deterring by threats
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Teasing
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Verb
Present participle for annoy or provoke in an unkind way
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“My older brother used to torment me by singing it to me.”
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Present participle for cause to experience severe mental or physical suffering
“Their most profound was a poison that could put a person in great physical pain, then torment them with past woes.”
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Present participle for to suffocate a person's space as if to coerce them to do something
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Present participle for to execute vengeance
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Present participle for fail to fulfil the hopes or expectations of
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Present participle for suffer violent involuntary contraction of the muscles, producing contortion of the body or limbs
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