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    torture x torment

    Is there any specific difference between the words 'torture' and 'torment'?

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    Re: torture x torment


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    Re: torture x torment

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
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    Take a look at the definitions and example sentences

    Thank you,
    to make some kind of conclusion:
    apart from the fact that they can all mean the same thing (thus might be used interchangeably) i.e. physical or mental suffering

    TORMENT seems to me more metaphorical

    TORTURE is deliberate

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    Re: torture x torment

    Quote Originally Posted by tom3m View Post
    Thank you,
    to make some kind of conclusion:
    apart from the fact that they can all mean the same thing (thus might be used interchangeably) i.e. physical or mental suffering

    TORMENT seems to me more metaphorical

    TORTURE is deliberate
    Not necessarily, no.

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