anguish, torment, torture(noun)
extreme mental distress
extreme distress of body or mind
suffer great pains or distress
pain, anguish, hurt(verb)
cause emotional anguish or make miserable
"It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"
Extreme pain, either of body or mind; excruciating distress.
To suffer pain.
To cause to suffer pain.
extreme pain, either of body or mind; excruciating distress
to distress with extreme pain or grief
Origin: [Cf. F. angoisser, fr. L. angustiare.]
Anguish is a term used in philosophy, often as a translation from the Latin for angst. It is a paramount feature of existentialist philosophy, in which anguish is often understood as the experience of an utterly free being in a world with zero absolutes. In the theology of Kierkegaard, it refers to a being with total free will who is in a constant state of spiritual fear that his freedom will lead him to fall short of the standards that God has laid out for him. In the teachings of Sartre, anguish is seen when an utterly captured being realizes the unpredictability of his or her action. For an example, when walking along a cliff, you would feel anguish to know that you have the freedom to throw yourself down to your imminent death.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ang′gwish, n. excessive pain of body or mind: agony.—n. Ang′uishment. [O. Fr. angoisse—L. angustia, a strait, straitness—ang-u-ĕre, to press tightly: to strangle. See Anger.]
anguish: deep and enduring physical, mental or spiritual distress, not readily eased
Physical: feelings and thoughts during and following military combat; feelings and thoughts following loss of one's own limb or limbs (These can also be mental anguish.) Mental: feelings and thoughts after the loss of a child either due to illness, accident or spontaneous abortion. Spiritual: One struggling with the question of God's existence; one struggling with the guilt of causing someone pain;
The numerical value of Anguish in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Anguish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It was real anguish.
Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.
We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on.
The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
At the time I could not imagine how we would ever come to terms with the anguish of such a deep loss.
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Translations for Anguish
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- страдам, страдание, измъчвам се, мъчение, измъчвам, терзаниеBulgarian
- Kreuz, Todesangst, AgonieGerman
- βασανίζω, οδύνη, υποφέρω, αγωνία, πονώ, αγωνιώ, μαρτύριο, βασανίζομαιGreek
- angustia, angustiar, congoja, anxtiaSpanish
- tuska, kärsimysFinnish
- angoisse de la mort, croix, affres de la mort, calvaireFrench
- aggodalom, gyötrelem, kín, gyötrődésHungarian
- angoscia, agonia, penare, ambascia, addolorare, croce, calvario, soffrireItalian
- doodsstrijd, martelgang, agonie, martelen, doodsangst, lijden, hevigDutch
- angústia, agoniaPortuguese
- agonie, suferi, chin, chinuiRomanian
- му́ка, страдание, терзание, мучение, тоска, мучитьRussian
- agonija, patitiSerbo-Croatian
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