Definitions for agony
ˈæg ə niagony
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word agony.
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.
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
All of us who served in one war or another know very well that all wars are the glory and the agony of the young.
Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death.
The great souls distinguish with two things; their greater needs and their greater agony.
It should be light, but also we go to hell with each other, it’s ecstasy and agony for sure… I don’t want people to think anything’s perfect with us. I didn’t say it was the darkest fairy tale for no reason.
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.
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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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