excruciating Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"excruciating" in British English

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excruciatingadjective

uk   /ɪkˈskruː.ʃi.eɪ.tɪŋ/  us   /-t̬ɪŋ/
extremelypainful: an excruciating pain in the ​lower back extremelyboring or ​embarrassing: excruciating ​boredom His ​confession, when it came, was excruciating.
excruciatingly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
excruciatingly ​painful/​uncomfortable excruciatingly ​embarrassing/​boring/​funny
(Definition of excruciating from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"excruciating" in American English

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excruciatingadjective

 us   /ɪkˈskru·ʃiˌeɪ·t̬ɪŋ/
(of ​pain) ​extremelystrong: an excruciating ​headache
(Definition of excruciating from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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