torturous adj : extremely painful [syn: agonizing, agonising, excruciating, harrowing, torturing, torturesome]
- Pertaining to torture.
- Painful, excruciating, torturing.
Usage notesNot to be confused with tortuous.
acute, afflictive, agonizing, atrocious, biting, consuming, cramping, cruel, desolating, distressing, excruciating, gnawing, grave, griping, hard, harrowing, harsh, heartbreaking, heartrending, heartsickening, heartwounding, hurtful, hurting, painful, paroxysmal, piercing, poignant, pungent, racking, rending, severe, sharp, shooting, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, stabbing, stinging, tearing, tormenting, torturing