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 for tormenting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tormenting \Tor*ment"ing\, a.
     Causing torment; as, a tormenting dream. --
     Tor*ment"ing*ly, adv.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Torment \Tor*ment"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. tormented; p. pr. &
     vb. n. tormenting.] [OF. tormenter, F. tourmenter.]
     1. To put to extreme pain or anguish; to inflict excruciating
        misery upon, either of body or mind; to torture. " Art
        thou come hither to torment us before our time? " --Matt.
        viii. 29.
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     2. To pain; to distress; to afflict.
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              Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy,
              grievously tormented.                 --Matt. viii.
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     3. To tease; to vex; to harass; as, to be tormented with
        importunities, or with petty annoyances. [Colloq.]
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     4. To put into great agitation. [R.] "[They], soaring on main
        wing, tormented all the air." --Milton.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  77 Moby Thesaurus words for "tormenting":
     acute, afflictive, aggravating, agonizing, annoying, atrocious,
     biting, bothering, bothersome, chafing, consuming, cramping, cruel,
     desolating, disquieting, distressful, distressing, disturbing,
     exasperating, excruciating, fretting, galling, gnawing, grave,
     griping, harassing, hard, harrowing, harsh, heartbreaking,
     heartrending, heartsickening, heartwounding, hurtful, hurting,
     importunate, importune, irking, irksome, irritating, painful,
     paroxysmal, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential,
     piercing, plaguesome, plaguey, plaguing, poignant, provoking,
     pungent, racking, rending, severe, sharp, shooting, spasmatic,
     spasmic, spasmodic, stabbing, stinging, tearing, teasing, tiresome,
     torturing, torturous, troublesome, troubling, upsetting, vexatious,
     vexing, wearisome, worrisome, worrying

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