What does anguish mean?

Definitions for anguish
ˈæŋ gwɪʃan·guish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anguish, torment, torture(noun)

    extreme mental distress

  2. anguish(verb)

    extreme distress of body or mind

  3. anguish(verb)

    suffer great pains or distress

  4. pain, anguish, hurt(verb)

    cause emotional anguish or make miserable

    "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"

Wiktionary

  1. anguish(Noun)

    Extreme pain, either of body or mind; excruciating distress.

  2. anguish(Verb)

    To suffer pain.

  3. anguish(Verb)

    To cause to suffer pain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anguish(noun)

    extreme pain, either of body or mind; excruciating distress

    Etymology: [Cf. F. angoisser, fr. L. angustiare.]

  2. Anguish(verb)

    to distress with extreme pain or grief

    Etymology: [Cf. F. angoisser, fr. L. angustiare.]

Freebase

  1. Anguish

    Anguish is a term used in philosophy, often as a translation from the Latin for angst. It is a paramount feature of existentialist philosophy, in which anguish is often understood as the experience of an utterly free being in a world with zero absolutes. In the theology of Kierkegaard, it refers to a being with total free will who is in a constant state of spiritual fear that his freedom will lead him to fall short of the standards that God has laid out for him. In the teachings of Sartre, anguish is seen when an utterly captured being realizes the unpredictability of his or her action. For an example, when walking along a cliff, you would feel anguish to know that you have the freedom to throw yourself down to your imminent death.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Anguish

    ang′gwish, n. excessive pain of body or mind: agony.—n. Ang′uishment. [O. Fr. angoisse—L. angustia, a strait, straitness—ang-u-ĕre, to press tightly: to strangle. See Anger.]

Editors Contribution

  1. anguish

    anguish: deep and enduring physical, mental or spiritual distress, not readily eased.

    Physical: feelings and thoughts during and following military combat; feelings and thoughts following loss of one's own limb or limbs (These can also be mental anguish.) Mental: feelings and thoughts after the loss of a child either due to illness, accident or spontaneous abortion. Spiritual: One struggling with the question of God's existence; one struggling with the guilt of causing someone pain.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 4, 2019  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anguish in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anguish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of anguish in a Sentence

  1. Ireland Britain Prince Charles:

    At the time I could not imagine how we would ever come to terms with the anguish of such a deep loss.

  2. Matt Gutman:

    We are in the business of holding people accountable. And I hold Matt Gutman accountable for a terrible mistake, which I deeply regret, i want to personally apologize to the Kobe Bryant family for this wrenching loss and any additional anguish my report caused.

  3. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    We do not always have explanations to questions of human nature. Are those who revel in their own anguish and grief seeking attention, or has it become an ingrained slice of their personality? I think, both.

  4. Hector Berlioz:

    Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down.

  5. J. K. Rowling:

    We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on.

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  • страдам, страдание, измъчвам се, мъчение, измъчвам, терзаниеBulgarian
  • Kreuz, Todesangst, AgonieGerman
  • βασανίζω, οδύνη, υποφέρω, αγωνία, πονώ, αγωνιώ, μαρτύριο, βασανίζομαιGreek
  • angustia, angustiar, congoja, anxtiaSpanish
  • غم و اندوهPersian
  • tuska, kärsimysFinnish
  • angoisse de la mort, croix, affres de la mort, calvaireFrench
  • ard-ghuinnManx
  • aggodalom, gyötrelem, kín, gyötrődésHungarian
  • angoscia, agonia, penare, ambascia, addolorare, croce, calvario, soffrireItalian
  • צַעַרHebrew
  • داخKurdish
  • angustiaLatin
  • auētangaMāori
  • doodsstrijd, martelgang, agonie, martelen, doodsangst, lijden, hevigDutch
  • cierpieniePolish
  • angústia, agoniaPortuguese
  • agonie, suferi, chin, chinuiRomanian
  • му́ка, страдание, терзание, мучение, тоска, мучитьRussian
  • agonija, patitiSerbo-Croatian

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    • A. adventure
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