What does agony mean?

Definitions for agony
ˈæg ə niagony

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agony, torment, torturenoun

    intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain

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

  2. agony, suffering, excruciationnoun

    a state of acute pain

Wiktionary

  1. agonynoun

    Violent contest or striving.

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

  2. agonynoun

    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. agonynoun

    Paroxysm of joy; keen emotion.

    With cries and agonies of wild delight. u2014Alexander Pope.

  4. agonynoun

    The last struggle of life; death struggle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Agonynoun

    violent contest or striving

  2. Agonynoun

    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. Agonynoun

    paroxysm of joy; keen emotion

  4. Agonynoun

    the last struggle of life; death struggle

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Agony

    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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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of agony in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of agony in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of agony in a Sentence

  1. Jeffrey Manzanares:

    I ended up in agony from the lack of oxygen. It felt like someone was stabbing a knife into my whole body.

  2. Buddha:

    Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death.

  3. Ramos Leite:

    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.

  4. Maya Angelou:

    There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you.

  5. Dylan Farrow:

    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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