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“excruciating” in British English

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excruciatingadjective

uk /ɪkˈskruː.ʃi.eɪ.tɪŋ/ us /ɪkˈskruː.ʃi.eɪ.t̬ɪŋ/
excruciatingly
adverb uk /ɪkˈskruː.ʃi.eɪ.tɪŋ.li/ us /ɪkˈskruː.ʃi.eɪ.t̬ɪŋ.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) extremely strong:

an excruciating headache

(Definition of “excruciating” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)