Torment vs Pang - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between torment and pang
is that torment
is (obsolete) a catapult or other kind of war-engine while pang
is (often|pluralized) paroxysm of extreme physical pain or anguish; sudden and transitory agony;throe.
As verbs the difference between torment and pang
is that torment
is to cause severe suffering to (stronger than to vex'' but weaker than ''to torture
) while pang
is to torment; to torture; to cause to have great pain or suffering.
(obsolete) A catapult or other kind of war-engine.
Torture, originally as inflicted by an instrument of torture.
Any extreme pain, anguish or misery, either physical or mental.
* Bible, Matthew iv. 24
- He was bitter from the torments of the divorce system.
- They brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments .
* See also
To cause severe suffering to (stronger than to vex'' but weaker than ''to torture. )
* 2013 , Phil McNulty, "
- The child tormented the flies by pulling their wings off.
Man City 4-1 Man Utd", BBC Sport , 22 September 2013:
- Moyes, who never won a derby at Liverpool in 11 years as Everton manager, did not find the Etihad any more forgiving as City picked United apart in midfield, where Toure looked in a different class to United's £27.5m new boy Marouane Fellaini, and in defence as Aguero tormented Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand.
(often, pluralized) paroxysm of extreme physical pain or anguish; sudden and transitory agony; throe
* 1591 , , Henry VI, Part II , act 3, sc. 3,
* 1888 , , "The Nightingale and the Rose" in The Happy Prince and Other Tales ,
- See, how the pangs of death do make him grin!
(often, pluralized) A sharp, sudden feeling of a mental or emotional nature, as of joy or sorrow
* 1867 , , The Guardian Angel , ch. 7,
- So the Nightingale pressed closer against the thorn, and the thorn touched her heart, and a fierce pang of pain shot through her.
- He was startled with a piece of information which gave him such an exquisite pang of delight that he could hardly keep the usual quiet of his demeanor.
to torment; to torture; to cause to have great pain or suffering
* 1918 , , "On Unanswering Letters" in Mince Pie ,
- It panged him so to say good-bye when he had to leave.