verb (used with object)
Origin of torment
SYNONYMS FOR torment
Examples from the Web for tormenting
I called to her, but she slipped away with a tormenting smile at my helpless hands, and I followed her with some impatience.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Banville may tarnish his hero a bit, particularly by tormenting him with alcohol.
The coach of the William McKinley High School Cheerios is a ruthless bully, tormenting both students and teachers alike.
These icons haunted my fitful rest, tantalizing and tormenting as I waited in vain for the Sirenes.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks|Max Brooks|January 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
I am a dawn riser, more prone to tormenting the early shift with headline changes than the late-nighters.
How fatal then, how tormenting, how intolerable, must her reverse of fortune be!The Adventures of Roderick Random|Tobias Smollett
This looks very like a device for tormenting the old man of eighty-five, and revenging themselves for their previous defeat.Sir Christopher Wren|Lucy Phillimore
That night a tormenting devil with the face of the other woman kept me awake.
But this time, being prepared, he was not alarmed; nay, he seemed to take leasure in the success of his plan of tormenting.The Mark Of Cain|Andrew Lang
The people crawled into the shadow of the houses to escape the heat and the tormenting thirst it caused.Simon Eichelkatz; The Patriarch|Ulrich Frank