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. 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.]
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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
I ended up in agony from the lack of oxygen. It felt like someone was stabbing a knife into my whole body.
Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death.
For small villages it's a slow agony which, unfortunately, will go on, our battle line has to be in and around the seats of district councils and some larger villages, where it's still possible to stop the process and reverse it.
There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you.
My sister's decision to step forward came shortly after I began work on a book and a television series. It was the last association I wanted … But when Dylan Farrow explained her agony in the wake of powerful voices sweeping aside her allegations, the press often willing to be taken along for the ride, and the fears she held for young girls potentially being exposed to a predator — I ultimately knew she was right.
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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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