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Excruciating definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EXCRU'CIATING, ppr. Torturing; tormenting; putting to most severe pain.
1. Extremely painful; distressing; as excruciating fears.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: extremely painful [syn: agonizing, agonising, excruciating, harrowing, torturing, torturous, torturesome]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1599 1. causing great pain or anguish ; agonizing <the nation's most excruciating dilemma W. H. Ferry> 2. very intense ; extreme <excruciating pain> excruciatingly adverb

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Excruciate Ex*cru"ci*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Excruciated; p. pr. & vb. n. Excruciating.] To inflict agonizing pain upon; to torture; to torment greatly; to rack; as, to excruciate the heart or the body. Their thoughts, like devils, them excruciate. --Drayton.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Excruciating Ex*cru"ci*a`ting Torturing; racking. ``Excruciating pain.'' --V. Knox. ``Excruciating fears.'' --Bentley -- Ex*cru"ci*a`ting*ly, adv.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If you describe something as excruciating, you are emphasizing that it is extremely painful, either physically or emotionally. I was in excruciating pain and one leg wouldn't move... = unbearable ADJ [emphasis] excruciatingly He found the transition to boarding school excruciatingly painful... ADV: usu ADV adj, also ADV after v 2. If you describe something as excruciating, you mean that it is very unpleasant to experience, for example because it is very boring or embarrassing. Meanwhile, the boredom is excruciating... There was a moment of excruciating silence. ADJ excruciatingly The dialogue is excruciatingly embarrassing. ADV: usu ADV adj, also ADV with v

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Torturing, tormenting, agonizing, very painful.

Moby Thesaurus

acute, afflictive, agonizing, atrocious, biting, consuming, cramping, cruel, desolating, distressful, distressing, exquisite, extreme, gnawing, grave, griping, hard, harrowing, harsh, heartbreaking, heartrending, heartsickening, heartwounding, hurtful, hurting, insufferable, intense, keen, painful, paroxysmal, piercing, poignant, pungent, racking, rending, severe, sharp, shooting, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, stabbing, stinging, tearing, tormenting, torturing, torturous, unbearable, unendurable, vivid



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