Definition of tormenting in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtôrmen(t)iNG/ /ˈtɔrmɛn(t)ɪŋ/


  • Inflicting severe physical or mental suffering.

    ‘peace from his tormenting thoughts’
    • ‘tormenting demons’
    • ‘Those tormenting red eyes were hovering above me.’
    • ‘Her struggle is presented as though it were a tormenting process of personal redemption.’
    • ‘He let out tormenting cries.’
    • ‘Though he had not suffered physically during the war, he appeared to be carrying a tormenting burden.’
    • ‘I had tormenting dreams.’