Definition of excruciating:
heavy-duty, intolerable, racking, almighty, chapped, galling, profound, chronic, harsh, harrowing, hard, heavy, hardhanded, deep, painful, intensive, ghastly, murderous, torturesome, raging, fearful, explosive, agonising, grim, violent, dreadful, sorry, stiff, crippling, brutal, searing, torturing, blistering, pain, ferocious, fierce, furious, rugged, agonizing, rough, intense, keen, frightful, vicious, thorough, utter, fearsome, onerous, heartrending, burning, unspeakable, inhuman, utterly, achy, tough, hellacious, torturous, hopelessly, such as it is, vehement, afflicting, exquisite, terrible, angry, bad, sadly, downright.
painful (part of speech: adjective)
- "Captain Jinks, Hero", Ernest Crosby.
I only wonder you don't find me more worn out, for what can be more excruciating for a woman, that to be obliged to enter the lists for manly decisiveness against a man who is defending a perfectly antagonistic view?- "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
I shall mourn thy taper legs; I shall lament thy excruciating neck- tie; I shall weep that last coat that did so very long a tail unfold; I shall sorrow for thy unctuous hairs, and grieve for thy perfumed whiskers.- "Doesticks, What He Says", Q. K. Philander Doesticks.