Definition of Excruciating

1. Adjective. Extremely painful.

Exact synonyms: Agonising, Agonizing, Harrowing, Torturesome, Torturing, Torturous
Similar to: Painful
Derivative terms: Torture, Torture



Definition of Excruciating

1. Adjective. Causing great pain or anguish, agonizing ¹

2. Adjective. Exceedingly intense; extreme ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Excruciating

1. excruciate [v] - See also: excruciate

Lexicographical Neighbors of Excruciating

excretive
excretories
excretorily
excretory duct
excretory ducts of lacrimal gland
excretory ductules of lacrimal gland
excretory organ
excretory product
excruciable
excruciate
excruciated
excruciates
excruciating (current term)
excruciatingly
excruciation
excruciations
excrudescence
excrudescences
excrutiate
excsc
excubant
excubation
excubitoria
excubitorium
excudit
exculpable
exculpate

Literary usage of Excruciating

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"The skulls of neolithic man sometimes bear unmistakable traces of trepanning during life—an operation which must have been excruciating torture in times ..."

2. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"... simplicity about them which seem somehow to reach the common fount of laughter and of tears. withdraw our admiration for its excruciating badness, ..."

3. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1897)
"garbage, and third, with sharp-pointed, ankle-wrenching stones, which make walking upon them perfectly excruciating. Constantinople ought to be an Eldorado ..."

4. Across Africa by Verney Lovett Cameron, Daniel Oliver (1877)
"An Afternoon Call.—His Appearance.—His Band plays me Home.— Their excruciating Performance. — They will not "move on." — My Anxiety to do ao. ..."

5. American Politics (non-partisan) from the Beginning to Date: Embodying a by Thomas Valentine Cooper (1892)
"The pangs of the minorities are doubtless excruciating; but we welcome an eternal minority, under the banner inscribed with our principles, rather than an ..."

6. English Synonymes Explained: In Alphabetical Order ; with Copious by George Crabb (1883)
"... of willingness as opposed to aversion : one who is suffering under excruciating pains gladly submits to anything which promisee relief: joyfully denotes ..."

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