What does agony mean?

Definitions for agony
ˈæg ə niagony

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agony, torment, torture(noun)

    intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain

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

  2. agony, suffering, excruciation(noun)

    a state of acute pain

Wiktionary

  1. agony(Noun)

    Violent contest or striving.

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

  2. agony(Noun)

    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. agony(Noun)

    Paroxysm of joy; keen emotion.

    With cries and agonies of wild delight. u2014Alexander Pope.

  4. agony(Noun)

    The last struggle of life; death struggle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Agony(noun)

    violent contest or striving

  2. Agony(noun)

    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. Agony(noun)

    paroxysm of joy; keen emotion

  4. Agony(noun)

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Catullus:

    I hate and I love. Perhaps you ask why I do so. I do not know, but I feel it, and am in agony.

  2. 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.

  3. Charles Kuhn:

    Ryan Reich was a 24-year old first-year trader when Ryan Reich joined Barclays Bank in 2006. Ryan Reich didn't have Ryan Reich own trading book and Ryan Reich made no personal profit from the conduct complained of by the The SFO, the public interest does not require the delay, expense, uncertainty and personal agony of a retrial in this case.

  4. George Eliot:

    Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.

  5. Alireza Salehi Nejad:

    The great souls distinguish with two things; their greater needs and their greater agony.

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