Main definitions of tormentingly in English

: tormentingly1tormentingly2

tormentingly1

adverb

  • See tormenting

    • ‘Two blue-bottle flies buzzed tormentingly about in the drawing room.’
    • ‘The river rises to swallow everything around; its rise painfully, tormentingly gradual like a torturous, emaciating death.’
    • ‘The metal stirrups were tormentingly cold to her bare feet.’
    • ‘He was tormentingly tense and uneasy.’
    • ‘"Wakie, wakie." he said tormentingly.’

Pronunciation

tormentingly

/tɔːˈmɛntɪŋli/

Main definitions of tormentingly in English

: tormentingly1tormentingly2

tormentingly2

adverb

  • See tormenting

    • ‘He was tormentingly tense and uneasy, and at the same time felt an extraordinary need for solitude.’
    • ‘The river rises to swallow everything around, its rise painfully, tormentingly gradual like a torturous, emaciating death.’
    • ‘Slowly, tormentingly, William's growing, love-gorged narcissism finally drives Emily away.’
    • ‘It spins to the music of Christine, music tormentingly cheerful like some mad maiden's shanty for a sailor gone away to sea.’
    • ‘She deflected both the head blow and the chest but endured pain when the sword tip dug tormentingly into her side.’

Pronunciation

tormentingly

/tɔːˈmɛntɪŋli/