extremely painful; causing intense suffering; unbearably distressing; torturing: an excruciating noise; excruciating pain.
exceedingly elaborate or intense; extreme: done with excruciating care.

1655–65; excruciate + -ing2

excruciatingly, adverb
unexcruciating, adjective

1. unbearable, insufferable, unendurable, agonizing, racking.
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excruciating (ɪkˈskruːʃɪˌeɪtɪŋ)
1.  unbearably painful; agonizing
2.  intense; extreme: he took excruciating pains to do it well
3.  informal irritating; trying
4.  jocular very bad: an excruciating pun

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1560s, from L. excruciatus, pp. of excruciare "to torture, torment," from ex- "out, thoroughly" + cruciare "cause pain or anguish to," lit. "crucify," from crux (gen. crucis) "cross." Related: Excruciating; excruciatingly.
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Example sentences
My father has also kept bees for a long time, and new swarms of bees are
  excruciatingly rare.
They also knew how to design on the cheap after years of producing motherboards
  with excruciatingly tiny margins.
Still, it's an easily navigable hockey puck with controls that actually not
  excruciatingly difficult to use.
On some sets, the widgets can be excruciatingly slow to load.
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