ETYM Old Fren. torment, French tourment, from Latin tormentum an engine for hurling missiles, an instrument of torture, a rack, torture, from torquere to turn, to twist, hurl. Related to Turture.
1. Extreme pain; anguish; torture; the utmost degree of misery, either of body or mind.
2. That which gives pain, vexation, or misery.
1. To annoy constantly; SYN. rag, tantalize, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate.
2. To torment emotionally or mentally; SYN. torture, excruciate, rack.