agony, torment, torture(noun)
intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain
"an agony of doubt"; "the torments of the damned"
agony, suffering, excruciation(noun)
a state of acute pain
Violent contest or striving.
The world is convulsed by the agonies of great nations. u2014Thomas Babington Macaulay.
Pain so extreme as to cause writhing or contortions of the body, similar to those made in the athletic contests in Greece; and hence, extreme pain of mind or body; anguish; paroxysm of grief; specifically, the sufferings of Christ in the garden of Gethsemane.
Being in an agony he prayed more earnestly. u2014Luke xxii. 44.
Paroxysm of joy; keen emotion.
With cries and agonies of wild delight. u2014Alexander Pope.
The last struggle of life; death struggle.
violent contest or striving
pain so extreme as to cause writhing or contortions of the body, similar to those made in the athletic contests in Greece; and hence, extreme pain of mind or body; anguish; paroxysm of grief; specifically, the sufferings of Christ in the garden of Gethsemane
paroxysm of joy; keen emotion
the last struggle of life; death struggle
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ag′o-ni, n. a violent struggle: extreme suffering: the death struggle in particular: Christ's anguish in Gethsemane.—v.t. Ag′onise, to struggle, suffer agony: to subject to agony.—adj. Ag′onising, causing agony.—adv. Ag′onisingly.—Agony column, the part of a newspaper containing special advertisements, as for missing friends and the like. [Gr.—agōn, contest.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'agony' in Nouns Frequency: #2951
The numerical value of agony in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of agony in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you.
Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
Grief is the agony of an instant, the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.
I hate and I love. Perhaps you ask why I do so. I do not know, but I feel it, and am in agony.
It's pure agony, i did not realize that grief turns into physical pain. It hurts your entire being.
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Translations for agony
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- агония, мъки, гърченеBulgarian
- Agonie, Qual, Freudenausbruch, PeinGerman
- οδύνη, μαρτύριο, επιθανάτια αγωνίαGreek
- agonía, angustiaSpanish
- taistelu, kuolinkamppailu, kamppailu, tuska, huuma, agoniaFinnish
- aaghaer, angaaish, ard-phianManx
- kvöl, þjáningIcelandic
- agonia, angoscia, parossismo, doloreItalian
- agonie, pijn, doodsstrijdDutch
- suferință, agonieRomanian
- выплеск эмоций, страдание, агонияRussian
- kval, vånda, dödskampSwedish
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