Torment


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Torment [tawr-ment]

  • (noun) severe physical or mental suffering “their deaths have left both families in torment”
  • (noun) a cause of severe suffering “the journey must have been a torment for them”
  • (verb) cause to experience severe mental or physical suffering “he was tormented by jealousy”
  • (verb) annoy or provoke in an unkind way “every day I have kids tormenting me because they know I live alone”

Torment meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • यातना, कष्ट, तड़पाना, सताना, कष्ट पहुंचाना

Torment Origin

  • Middle English (as both noun and verb referring to the infliction or suffering of torture): Old French torment (noun), tormenter (verb), from Latin tormentum ‘instrument of torture’, from torquere ‘to twist’.

Torment in a sentence (word usage in newspaper)

  • After undergoing the torment, I was released and immediately came back to Coimbatore.
  • To find peace from all the bad dreams that torment him, He sets off for a journey to the plains of silence.
  • Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson is at full throttle and ready to torment England’s batsmen again in the Ashes series.
  • They torment their wives for merely voicing their opinions.
  • With prices rising higher, onions are back to torment the government.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of torment

  • torment – torrent per agar mujhe meri movie na mile to i feel tortured (torment)

Torment pronunciation


Basanti undergoing the torment


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