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English definition of “excruciating”

excruciating

adjective uk   /ɪkˈskruː.ʃi.eɪ.tɪŋ/ us    /-t̬ɪŋ/
extremely painful: an excruciating pain in the lower backPain and painful extremely boring or embarrassing: excruciating boredom His confession, when it came, was excruciating.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
excruciatingly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
excruciatingly painful/uncomfortable excruciatingly embarrassing/boring/funnyPain and painful
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