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excruciating

adjective uk   /ɪkˈskruː.ʃi.eɪ.tɪŋ/  us   /-t̬ɪŋ/
extremely painful: an excruciating pain in the lower back extremely boring or embarrassing: excruciating boredom His confession, when it came, was excruciating.
excruciatingly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
excruciatingly painful/uncomfortable excruciatingly embarrassing/boring/funny
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