torturously

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

torturous +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

torturously ‎(not comparable)

  1. In a torturous fashion, or as if in torture
    • 2009 January 16, Roberta Smith, “Amid Intimate Galleries, a Jewel of a Painting Collection”:
      Yet this sign of growth and hope is framed by a triangle of spindly wood that subtly evokes torturously stretched arms, as on the Cross.