Definitions for agonyˈæg ə ni

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. agony, torment, torture(noun)

    intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain

    "an agony of doubt"; "the torments of the damned"

  2. agony, suffering, excruciation(noun)

    a state of acute pain

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. agony(Noun)

    Violent contest or striving.

    The world is convulsed by the agonies of great nations. u2014Thomas Babington Macaulay.

  2. agony(Noun)

    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.

  3. agony(Noun)

    Paroxysm of joy; keen emotion.

    With cries and agonies of wild delight. u2014Alexander Pope.

  4. agony(Noun)

    The last struggle of life; death struggle.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Agony(noun)

    violent contest or striving

  2. Agony(noun)

    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

  3. Agony(noun)

    paroxysm of joy; keen emotion

  4. Agony(noun)

    the last struggle of life; death struggle

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'agony' in Nouns Frequency: #2951


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
  • agonieFrench
  • aaghaer, angaaish, ard-phianManx
  • kvöl, þjáningIcelandic
  • agonia, angoscia, parossismo, doloreItalian
  • აგონიაGeorgian
  • ژانKurdish
  • agonie, pijn, doodsstrijdDutch
  • agoniaPortuguese
  • suferință, agonieRomanian
  • выплеск эмоций, страдание, агонияRussian
  • kval, vånda, dödskampSwedish

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