excruciating - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/ɪkˈskruːʃiˌeɪtɪŋ/
  1. 1
    causing extreme physical pain

    I tried to move my leg, but the pain was excruciating.

    She suffered from excruciating headaches.

  2. 2
    used for emphasizing how bad something is

    a moment of excruciating terror

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