Synonyms of torture in English:

torture


See definition of torture

noun

1‘the torture of political prisoners’

SYNONYMS
infliction of pain, abuse, torment
ill treatment, maltreatment, harsh treatment, punishment, persecution

2‘the torture of losing a loved one’

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

pleasure


verb

1‘the security forces routinely tortured suspects’

SYNONYMS
inflict pain on, inflict suffering on
torment, ill-treat, abuse, mistreat, maltreat, molest, scourge, wound, put someone on the rack, persecute, punish
informal work over, give someone the works
ANTONYMS

relieve, comfort

2‘he was tortured by grief’

SYNONYMS
torment, afflict, harrow, plague, distress, agonize, cause agony to, cause suffering to, inflict anguish on
crucify, rack, pain, mortify
worry, trouble, beset