What does anguish mean?

Definitions for anguish
ˈæŋ gwɪʃan·guish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anguish, torment, torturenoun

    extreme mental distress

  2. anguishverb

    extreme distress of body or mind

  3. anguishverb

    suffer great pains or distress

  4. pain, anguish, hurtverb

    cause emotional anguish or make miserable

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

Wiktionary

  1. anguishnoun

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

  2. anguishverb

    To suffer pain.

  3. anguishverb

    To cause to suffer pain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anguishnoun

    extreme pain, either of body or mind; excruciating distress

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

  2. Anguishverb

    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. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    One should always consider when taking action, not only the joy and pleasure that follows, but also the anguish and length of discomfort; especially when the anguish affects another party.

  2. Attorney Debra Katz:

    With tremendous anguish, I am now sharing this information about my experience and setting the record straight. It has been extremely difficult to relive that traumatic experience from 2004. Mr. Fairfax has tried to brand me as a liar to a national audience, in service to his political ambitions, and has threatened litigation. Given his false assertions, Im compelled to make clear what happened.

  3. Lucretius:

    From the very fountain of enchantment there arises a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers.

  4. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    When one completes complex or difficult tasks and assignments without anguish or physical trauma, they’ve evolved to the top floor and must look down to view people.

  5. Ana Mirelman:

    Impotence, anguish, corruption, shame, these are some of the things I feel when I think of the Nisman case.

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  • معاناةArabic
  • 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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