Definition of Agony in English :

Define Agony in English

Agony meaning in English

Meaning of Agony in English

Pronunciation of Agony in English

Agony pronunciation in English

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1. agony, torment, torture

intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain

Example Sentences:
'an agony of doubt'
'the torments of the damned'

2. agony, excruciation, suffering

a state of acute pain

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of agony
noun plural -nies
acute physical or mental pain; anguish
the suffering or struggle preceding death
3.  pile on the agony
4. (modifier)
relating to or advising on personal problems about which people have written to the media
agony column
agony writer

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see synonyms of agony
nounWord forms: plural ˈagonies
very great mental or physical pain
death pangs
a convulsive struggle
a sudden, strong outburst (of emotion)
an agony of joy

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see synonyms of agony
n. pl. ag·o·nies
a. The suffering of intense physical or mental pain: The injured soldier writhed in agony.
b. An instance of such suffering: the agonies of adolescence.
2. A sudden or intense emotion: "Jones then fell upon his knees, and kissed her hand in an agony of joy" (Henry Fielding).
3. A violent, intense struggle, especially the struggle that precedes death.

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