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English definition of “excruciating”

excruciating

adjective     /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     /-li/ adverb excruciatingly painful / uncomfortable excruciatingly embarrassing / boring / funny Pain and painful
(Definition of excruciating adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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