Synonyms of torment in English:

torment


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noun

1‘a voice screamed in torment’

SYNONYMS
agony, suffering, torture, pain, anguish, misery, distress, affliction, trauma, wretchedness, woe
hell, purgatory
rare excruciation
ANTONYMS

pleasure, joy

2‘the solitary nights she spent were a torment’

SYNONYMS
ordeal, affliction, scourge, curse, plague, bane, thorn in someone's flesh, thorn in someone's side, cross to bear
calamity, sorrow, tribulation, vexation, persecution, trouble, pest, irritation, irritant, annoyance, worry, nuisance, misfortune, bother, discomfort, soreness, harassment
informal pain in the neck

verb

1‘she was tormented by shame’

SYNONYMS
torture, afflict, harrow, plague, distress, agonize, cause agony to, cause suffering to, cause pain to, inflict anguish on
excruciate, crucify, rack, pain
mortify, worry, trouble
abuse, maltreat, mistreat, molest

2‘Maggie began to torment the two younger boys’

SYNONYMS
tease, taunt, victimize, bully, bait, chaff, harass, rib, scorn
irritate, vex, annoy, pester, badger, harry, hector, plague, be a nuisance to, bother, trouble, bedevil, be a pest to, nag, persecute, worry, nettle, chivvy, irk
informal needle, rag, hassle, aggravate
ANTONYMS

encourage, support