Excruciating definition

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Causing intense physical or mental pain; agonizing.
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Very intense or extreme.

Wrote with excruciating precision.

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Intensely painful; agonizing.
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Intense or extreme.

With excruciating attention to detail.

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The definition of excruciating is something that is extremely bad, such as extreme pain or extreme mental anguish.

Getting a tooth pulled without Novocaine is an example of something that might be described as excruciating.

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Causing great pain or anguish, agonizing.

The nation's most excruciating dilemma -- W. H. Ferry.

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Exceedingly intense; extreme.
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Origin of excruciating

  • Present participle of excruciate, from Latin excruciātus, past participle of excruciō, from ex- + cruciō "I torment".

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