Tortuous vs Torturous
Rule
Tortuous vs Torturous
  1. Tortuous is an ADJECTIVE = Refers to twists and turns on the journey ahead.
  2. “They walked through the tortuous streets of the old city.”
  3. Torturous is an ADJECTIVE = Involving or causing pain and suffering.
  4. “His breathing was torturous.”
Check yourself
  1. 1.
    The little town was famous for its ___________ murders.
    Response options:
    • torturous
    • tortuous
  2. 2.
    I think life is very hard and ___________.
    Response options:
    • tortuous
    • torturous
  3. 3.
    Her grandfather is in ___________ pain.
    Response options:
    • tortuous
    • torturous
  4. 4.
    Did you drive through the __________ hills?
    Response options:
    • tortuous
    • torturous
  5. 5.
    He wrote a __________ story about his past.
    Response options:
    • tortuous
    • torturous
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