What is another word for torture?

Need synonyms for torture? Here's a list of similar words from our thesaurus that you can use instead.

Verb
To inflict severe physical pain on
“The fight against those who torture animals in the name of science has moved up a step, and we must be ready to take our struggle forward.”
Verb
To cause great mental or emotional suffering
more ❯
“What if I had just lost the love of my life? What if that one thought would torture me, leaving me with sleepless nights.”
Verb
To oppress or inflict great suffering on
“It also seemed that she had just stayed in the marriage to emotionally torture him, so poor Malcolm was in a terrible dilemma.”
Verb
To make or become bent or twisted out of shape
“If you torture the metal too much with your hammer, it will react by breaking suddenly.”
Verb
To physically distort or contort something
Verb
To cause pain through mistreatment
Verb
Punish severely
Verb
To be anxious or concerned about something in particular
Verb
To cause damage to
more ❯
Noun
The action or practice of inflicting severe suffering on someone
“After enduring violent physical torture at the hands of Rajah Allang, he virtually becomes the god-figure among the natives.”
Noun
Great physical or mental suffering, or the cause of such
more ❯
“It was just pure torture having to go through the same grind every single day while working there.”
Noun
A cause of great distress or misfortune
Noun
An indifference to suffering, or pleasure in inflicting suffering
more ❯
Noun
Criminal acts against people committed as part of an orchestrated campaign
Noun
A punishment imposed for breaking a law, rule, or contract
more ❯
Find more words!
Use * for blank tiles (max 2) Advanced Search Advanced Search
Use * for blank spaces Advanced Search
Advanced Word Finder

See Also

Nearby Words
7-letter Words Starting With
Find Synonyms
go
Word Tools Finders & Helpers Other Languages More Synonyms
Copyright WordHippo © 2021