Definitions for agony
ˈæg ə niagony
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agony, torment, torturenoun
intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain
"an agony of doubt"; "the torments of the damned"
agony, suffering, excruciationnoun
a state of acute pain
Violent contest or striving.
The world is convulsed by the agonies of great nations. Thomas 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. Luke xxii. 44.
Paroxysm of joy; keen emotion.
With cries and agonies of wild delight. Alexander Pope.
The last struggle of life; death struggle.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: ἄγὼν, Gr. agon, low Lat. agonie, Fr.
Never was there more pity in saving any than in ending me,
because therein my agony shall end. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
Thou who for me did feel such pain,
Whose precious blood the cross did stain,
Let not those agonies be vain. Wentworth Dillon.
Betwixt them both, they have me done to dy,
Through wounds and strokes, and stubborn handeling,
That death were better than such agony,
As grief and fury unto me did bring. Fairy Queen, b. ii.
Thee I have miss’d, and thought it long, depriv’d
Thy presence, agony of love! till now
Not felt, nor shall be twice. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. ix.
To propose our desires, which cannot take such effect as we specify, shall, notwithstanding, otherwise procure us his heavenly grace, even as this very prayer of Christ obtained angels to be sent him as comforters in his agony. Richard Hooker, b. v.
Agony is a state of extreme physical or mental pain, suffering, or distress. It can also refer to an intense or violent struggle or conflict.
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.]
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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
Russia will have to stand long in agony by the bed of the sick emperor. It will be painful for the population and dangerous for the West.
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.
I was bleeding in between periods and I was in agony but doctors diagnosed me with thrush and growing pains, it took me four months of going back and forth to my GP (general practitioner) before I was given a [Pap] smear test.
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Translations for agony
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- агония, гърчене, мъкиBulgarian
- Freudenausbruch, Qual, Agonie, PeinGerman
- οδύνη, επιθανάτια αγωνία, μαρτύριοGreek
- agonía, angustiaSpanish
- kamppailu, taistelu, tuska, huuma, agonia, kuolinkamppailuFinnish
- angaaish, aaghaer, ard-phianManx
- þjáning, kvölIcelandic
- parossismo, angoscia, dolore, agoniaItalian
- pijn, doodsstrijd, agonieDutch
- agonie, suferințăRomanian
- агония, страдание, выплеск эмоцийRussian
- kval, vånda, dödskampSwedish
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