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Definition of "torturesome" []

  • Extremely painful (adjective)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "torturesome" in a sentence
  • "Oh, these evasive and tangled and torturesome thoughts!!"
  • "The morrow dawned after an all but sleepless night, harrowed by the most torturesome dreams in regard to Roberta, men who arrived to arrest him, and the hike, until at last he arose, his nerves and eyes aching."
  • "It would seem only a trifle for the heedless Hicks to give up his mystery, and tell Bannister all about Thor; yet, had the Hercules reconsidered, and played football, the torturesome youth would have bewildered his colleagues as long as possible, or until they made him divulge the truth."
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