Definitions for anguish
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word anguish.
anguish, torment, torturenoun
extreme mental distress
extreme distress of body or mind
suffer great pains or distress
pain, anguish, hurtverb
cause emotional anguish or make miserable
"It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"
Extreme pain, either of body or mind; excruciating distress.
To suffer pain.
To cause to suffer pain.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Excessive pain either of mind or body; applied to the mind, it means the pain of sorrow, and is seldom used to signify other passions.
Etymology: angoisse, Fr. angor, Lat.
Not all so cheerful seemed she of sight,
As was her sister; whether dread did dwell,
Or anguish in her heart, is hard to tell. Fairy Queen, b. i.
Virtue’s but anguish, when ’tis several,
By occasion wak’d, and circumstantial;
True virtue’s soul, always in all deeds all. John Donne.
They had persecutors, whose invention was as great as their cruelty. Wit and malice conspired to find out such deaths, and those of such incredible anguish, that only the manner of dying was the punishment, death itself the deliverance. South.
Perpetual anguish fills his anxious breast,
Not stopt by business, nor compos’d by rest;
No musick cheers him, nor no feast can please. John Dryden, Juv.
extreme pain, either of body or mind; excruciating distress
to distress with extreme pain or grief
Etymology: [Cf. F. angoisser, fr. L. angustiare.]
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
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.]
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.
The numerical value of anguish in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of anguish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
While reopening the government is long overdue, I will not celebrate a temporary reprieve to a politically motivated crisis that has left many federal employees in anguish over how to pay their bills, feed their families, and keep a roof over their heads.
Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down.
Minneapolis and St. Paul are on fire, the fire is still smoldering in our streets. The ashes are symbolic of decades and generations of pain, of anguish unheard. Now generations of pain is manifesting itself in front of the world - and the world is watching.
The fire is still smoldering in our streets. The ashes are symbolic of decades and generations of pain, of anguish unheard. Now generations of pain is manifesting itself in front of the world - and the world is watching.
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- измъчвам, страдам, мъчение, терзание, страдание, измъчвам сеBulgarian
- Todesangst, Kreuz, AgonieGerman
- υποφέρω, μαρτύριο, αγωνιώ, βασανίζομαι, πονώ, αγωνία, βασανίζω, οδύνηGreek
- anxtia, angustia, angustiar, congojaSpanish
- غم و اندوهPersian
- kärsimys, tuskaFinnish
- croix, affres de la mort, calvaire, angoisse de la mortFrench
- gyötrelem, kín, gyötrődés, aggodalomHungarian
- soffrire, croce, angoscia, agonia, ambascia, penare, addolorare, calvarioItalian
- doodsangst, doodsstrijd, martelen, martelgang, lijden, hevig, agonieDutch
- agonia, angústiaPortuguese
- chinui, chin, suferi, agonieRomanian
- мучить, страдание, му́ка, тоска, терзание, мучениеRussian
- agonija, patitiSerbo-Croatian
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