Student Thesaurus

One entry found for excruciating.
Entry Word: excruciating
Function: adjective
Text: 1 intensely or unbearably painful <those who publicly disagreed with the government were subjected to excruciating torture>
Synonyms agonizing, harrowing, racking, tormenting, torturing, torturous
Related Words acute, exquisite, extreme, fierce, intense, vehement, violent; piercing, sharp, shooting, stabbing, stinging, tearing, tingling
2 causing intense mental or physical distress <the patient asked for something to relieve her excruciating pain> -- see SHARP 2
3 difficult to endure <the excruciating heat that the settlers faced as they crossed the deserts of the Southwest> -- see HARSH 1
4 hard to accept or bear especially emotionally <most excruciating of all was the endless wait for news of any survivors of the plane crash> -- see BITTER 2