excruciating excruciating  /ɪk ˈskru ʃi ˌeɪ tɪŋ/


  • (adj) extremely painful


  1. In dramatizing the torment of Jesus' last 12 hours, he has made a serious, handsome, excruciating film that radiates total commitment.
  2. In July, Barbaro developed severe laminitis, an equine foot disease in which the connection between the bone and hoof separates, causing excruciating pain.
  3. At first, chasing Rosemary across plusher neighbors' lawns was an excruciating embarrassment.


  1. Nathan Horton latest to try to stay in lineup

    CHICAGO — Examples of players fighting through excruciating and sometimes gory injuries are many and varied in the annals of the NHL. For Bruins winger Shawn Thornton, there’s one that will forever stick in his mind. It was 2009 and veteran Mark Recchi was looking to raise the Stanley Cup one last time, but his body was fighting him every step of the way, on two different fronts. The B’s were ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  2. On Sandy Hook Anniversary Gun Control Advocates Rally

    The sister of a teacher who died in the Connecticut school massacre says the pain has been "excruciating and unbearable."
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WDIO Duluth

  3. River inches closer to Choctaw home

    CHOCTAW, Okla — The wait is excruciating. Gary and Rhonda Buford know it’s only a matter of time before their Choctaw...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Oklahoma's NewsChannel 4


  1. "I could have killed myself : Withdrawal - it's the worst thing," Abdul told the magazine. "I was freezing cold, then sweating hot, then chattering and in so much pain, it was excruciating."
    on May 5, 2009 By: Paula Abdul Source: Reuters UK

  2. "I'm terribly troubled by the fact that the second drug is what seems to cause all risk of excruciating pain, and seems to be almost totally unnecessary," Justice John Paul Stevens said.
    on Jan 6, 2008 By: John Paul Stevens Source: Reuters

  3. "She tried to do something dramatic to prove to her boyfriend how much he hurt her," Brinkley says. "I think many people can relate to that excruciating pain of love gone wrong. I'd rather have a broken arm than a broken heart."
    on Jun 5, 2010 By: Christie Brinkley Source: People Magazine

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