excruciating adj : extremely painful [syn: agonizing, agonising, harrowing, torturing, torturous, torturesome]
EtymologyPresent participle of excruciate, from excruciatus#Latin, past participle of excrucio, from ex-#Latin + crucio#Latin "I torment".
Very intense; extreme
- Finnish: musertava
acute, afflictive, agonizing, atrocious, biting, consuming, cramping, cruel, desolating, distressful, distressing, exquisite, extreme, gnawing, grave, griping, hard, harrowing, harsh, heartbreaking, heartrending, heartsickening, heartwounding, hurtful, hurting, insufferable, intense, keen, painful, paroxysmal, piercing, poignant, pungent, racking, rending, severe, sharp, shooting, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, stabbing, stinging, tearing, tormenting, torturing, torturous, unbearable, unendurable, vivid