Word "ORDEAL" Definitions:


Part of Speech:
Noun
Definition:
a primitive method of determining a person's guilt or innocence by subjecting the accused person to dangerous or painful tests believed to be under divine control; escape was usually taken as a sign of innocence
Synonyms:
trial by ordeal

Part of Speech:
Noun
Definition:
a severe or trying experience

Crossword Clues for ORDEAL

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Trying experience The Telegraph Quick 02 May 2022
Difficult experience Newsday 29 Mar 2022
Tough going Newsday 27 Mar 2022
Nightmare of a situation USA Today 17 Mar 2022
Tribulation Eugene Sheffer 18 Feb 2022
Adore novel following K in The Trial Irish Times Crosaire 01 Feb 2022
Big test; torture The Guardian Speedy 09 Jan 2022
Painful experience The Times Concise 09 Dec 2021
Testing experience Irish Times Simplex 19 Aug 2021
Odysseus' journey, for example The Washington Post 14 Jun 2021
Odysseus' journey, for example LA Times Daily 14 Jun 2021
Trial in old era, disorderly The Telegraph Cryptic 13 Jun 2021
Trial The Telegraph Quick 27 May 2021
Trial The Guardian Speedy 25 Apr 2021
Trying experience in gold trade The Telegraph Cryptic 12 Apr 2021
Herculean undertaking New York Times 31 Mar 2021
Severe or trying experience Irish Times Simplex 25 Mar 2021
Adore novel following K in The Trial Irish Times Crosaire 09 Feb 2021
Testing experience Irish Times Simplex 29 Jan 2021
Difficult experience The Telegraph Quick 25 Jan 2021
2020, for many The Washington Post 03 Jan 2021
2020, for many LA Times Daily 03 Jan 2021
Trial one undergoes as alternative to plea bargain? The Telegraph Toughie 11 Nov 2020
Alternative arrangement for trial The Telegraph Cryptic 26 Oct 2020
Hardly a walk in the park Newsday 23 Oct 2020
The Goldwood Trial? The Sun Two Speed 19 Aug 2020
Difficult experience The Sun Two Speed 19 Aug 2020
Painful experience The Telegraph Quick 11 May 2020
Nothing genuine about Democrat's trial The Telegraph Cryptic 08 Apr 2020
Trying experience New York Times 24 Mar 2020
Trial in Laredo botched The Sun Two Speed 14 Mar 2020
Horrific experience The Times Concise 10 Mar 2020
Trial over agreement involving Republican The Telegraph Cryptic 20 Feb 2020
Severe trial The Sun Two Speed 31 Jan 2020
Hard trial Premier Sunday 29 Dec 2019
Moving long-distance, e.g Universal 11 Nov 2019
Nightmarish experience Wall Street Journal 06 Nov 2019
Distressing experience The Telegraph Quick 31 Oct 2019
Trial; nightmare The Telegraph Quick 30 Oct 2019
Severe trial Thomas Joseph 30 Oct 2019
Hard time in gold trade The Sun Two Speed 07 Sep 2019
Turns up young man holding onto energy finds brief quarrel an unpleasant experience Irish Times Crosaire 27 Jun 2019
Turns up, the Foreign Editor is writing nothing to do with difficult trial Irish Times Crosaire 01 May 2019
Tough time in gold trade The Sun Two Speed 12 Mar 2019
Severe trial The Times Concise 21 Nov 2018
Testing experience The Telegraph Quick 05 Oct 2018
Harrowing experience New York Times 26 Sep 2018
Nightmare of poor grades in exam The Telegraph Cryptic 15 Aug 2018
Taxing experience The Washington Post Sunday 05 Aug 2018
Severe trial Universal 20 Jul 2018
It's hell on earth for Slav thrown out of El Salvador Irish Times Crosaire 26 Jun 2018
Major hassle Universal 24 May 2018
Severe test, examination involving study, mostly The Sun Two Speed 20 Feb 2018
Unpleasant experience of gold trade The Telegraph Cryptic 07 Feb 2018
Hardship The Telegraph Quick 30 Jan 2018
Severe trial
Major hassle
Harrowing experience
Climbing Mount Everest, e.g New York Times 01 Oct 2017
Difficult experience Newsday 19 Sep 2017
Tough slog New York Times 27 Jul 2017
Deal or move out of painful experience Irish Times Crosaire 17 Jul 2017
Adore model first to leave baptism of fire Irish Times Crosaire 24 Jun 2017
Boot camp, to many USA Today 03 Jun 2017
Soldiers hand out painful experience The Telegraph Cryptic 10 May 2017
Hell week, e.g New York Times 16 Apr 2017
Trying time Universal 07 Feb 2017
Hell week, e.g.
Climbing Mount Everest, e.g.
Tough slog
Boot camp, to many
Trying experience Universal 17 Dec 2016
Ancient form of trial or treatment The Telegraph Toughie 24 Nov 2016
Fraternity hell night, say USA Today 19 Nov 2016
Painful experience The Times Concise 17 Nov 2016
It's no picnic The Washington Post 12 Nov 2016
Trying experience Family Time 19 Jun 2016
Long trial Premier Sunday 12 Jun 2016
Trial Thomas Joseph 05 Apr 2016
Difficult trial Premier Sunday 03 Apr 2016
Gold trade suffering The Times Cryptic 29 Mar 2016
Trial Eugene Sheffer 23 Mar 2016
Trying experience The Telegraph Quick 26 Feb 2016
First three characters in 25 across lose head with enthusiasm for torture Irish Times Crosaire 12 Jan 2016
Difficult trial Jonesin 29 Dec 2015
Baptism by fire USA Today 25 Dec 2015
Test gold before transaction The Telegraph Cryptic 07 Sep 2015
Difficult experience Universal 05 Sep 2015
Baptism of fire Universal 30 Aug 2015
Long painful experience The Times Concise 12 Jun 2015
Painful experience Irish Times Simplex 04 Apr 2015
Severe experience USA Today 02 Mar 2015
Trying experience in old wood across river The Telegraph Cryptic 03 Feb 2015
Traveling around the holidays, maybe New York Times 04 Jan 2015
Difficult experience
Traveling around the holidays, maybe
Baptism by fire
Baptism of fire
Severe experience
Tough time
Difficult experience
No picnic
Tough test
Tough time
Big test
Difficult experience
Kidnapping, e.g.
Extended trial
Experience you might want to forget
Baptism by fire
Severe test
Tough road to hoe
Trying test
Grueling experience
Time of tribulation
Major hassle
Trying experience
Tough grind
Terrible trial
Trying experience
Tough row to hoe
Fraternity initiation ritual, e.g.
Trying experience
Tough row to hoe
No walk in the park
Tough row to hoe
Tough trial
Severe test
Tribulation
Boot camp, as a rule
Trying period
Trying experience
Tough test
Tough test
No picnic
Trier of men's souls
Trying experience
Difficult trial
Grueling experience
Trying period
Trial
Difficult trial
It's no picnic
It's no picnic
Trial
Medieval method of trial
Big test
Harrowing experience
Test of one's mettle
Tough row to hoe
It's trying
Bad piano recital, for one
Trying experience
Difficult experience
Difficult trial
No picnic
Terrible trial
Tough period
No picnic
Trying time
Trying experience
Tribulation
Difficult challenge
Tribulation
Trial
Tough row to hoe
Trial by fire
Difficult test or agreement (6)
Trying experience
Harrowing experience
Grueling experience
Trying experience
Painful experience
Baptism by fire, for example
Tough time
Trying experience
Trial
Tough time
Tough period
Tough sledding
Big test
Boot camp, typically
Difficult test
Frat initiation, maybe
Baptism of fire
Trial
Severe trial
Severe trial
Trial
Tough time
Grueling test
The gauntlet
Severe test
Baptism of fire
Tough going
Trying time
Severe test
Trial
Terrible experience
Trying time
Difficult time
Feverel's trial
Severe trial
Meredith's "The ___ of Richard Feverel"
Trier of men's souls
Gantlet
The worst kind of test
Feverel's burden
Old trial device.
Trying time.
Trial.
Trying experience.
Severe trial.
Ancient form of trial.
Novel by Nevil Shute.
Putting on a benefit, for instance.
How witches were tried.
Ancient method of trial.
Difficult task
Drawn-out battle
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