Synonyms of torment in English:

torment


See definition of torment

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