torturously
adverb see torturous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • torturously — torturous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ characterized by pain or suffering. DERIVATIVES torturously adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • torturously — See torturous. * * * …   Universalium

  • torturously — adverb In a torturous fashion, or as if in torture …   Wiktionary

  • torturously — adv. tormentingly, agonizingly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • torturously — tor·tu·rous·ly …   English syllables

  • torturously — adverb in a very painful manner the progress was agonizingly slow • Syn: ↑agonizingly, ↑excruciatingly • Derived from adjective: ↑torturous, ↑excruciating (for: ↑excruciatin …   Useful english dictionary

  • torturous — torturously, adv. /tawr cheuhr euhs/, adj. pertaining to, involving, or causing torture or suffering. [1490 1500; < AF; OF tortureus. See TORTURE, OUS] Usage. TORTUROUS refers specifically to what involves or causes pain or suffering: prisoners… …   Universalium

  • agonizingly — adverb in a very painful manner the progress was agonizingly slow • Syn: ↑excruciatingly, ↑torturously • Derived from adjective: ↑torturous (for: ↑torturously), ↑excr …   Useful english dictionary

  • excruciatingly — adverb in a very painful manner the progress was agonizingly slow • Syn: ↑agonizingly, ↑torturously • Derived from adjective: ↑torturous (for: ↑torturously), ↑excruciatin …   Useful english dictionary

  • torturous — adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. causing torture < torturous inquisitions > b. very unpleasant or painful < a torturous day > < torturous self doubts > 2. painfully difficult or slow < the torturous course of the negotiations > • …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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