"torments" in the noun sense
1. torture, torment
unbearable physical pain
2. anguish, torment, torture
extreme mental distress
3. agony, torment, torture
intense feelings of suffering acute mental or physical pain
"an agony of doubt"
"the torments of the damned"
4. harassment, torment
a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented
"so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors"
5. curse, torment
a severe affliction
6. badgering, worrying, torment, bedevilment
the act of harassing someone
"torments" in the verb sense
1. torment, torture, excruciate, rack
torment emotionally or mentally
2. torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate
"The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
3. torture, excruciate, torment
subject to torture
"The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible"
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