Related formstor·tur·ous·ly, adverb
Can be confusedtortuous torturous (see usage note at the current entry)
Examples from the Web for torturous
Rick better get used to torturous trials because they are never going away.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Virginians worried about their scandal-plagued governor, torturous traffic, and government furloughs can breathe a little easier.Dominion Completes Conversion of Coal Plant to Biomass in Virginia|William O’Connor|July 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The results are tedious rather than amusing, and the whole thing feels dated and torturous.Fall-Winter TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2013–14’s New Shows|Jace Lacob, Kevin Fallon|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A 16th-century iron corset looks precisely as frightening and torturous as it sounds.In Paris, a Historical Look at Lingerie at Musée des Arts Décoratifs|Sarah Moroz|July 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Torturous force feedings and hunger strikes at Guantánamo Bay are a sign of just how desperate the men there are.
He crouched, nerves and muscles tense, controled in spite of the torturous cloud of scalding vapor that pressed close to him.
What happened after that, though it lasted seven long and torturous years, is fairly familiar to the American people.Labor's Martyrs|Vito Marcantonio
The hush holding it was like the drawn breath of a victim waiting the first turn of the torturous wheel.The Prince of India, Volume I|Lew. Wallace
Heaven help us, I thought, if we had to lie on that torturous stuff for fifteen hours!Wings of the Wind|Credo Harris
He knew where the dock was, but the way thither was difficult and torturous.The Sea and the Jungle|H. M. Tomlinson