What does agony mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term agony:


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

How to pronounce agony?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say agony in sign language?

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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. Jim McKay:

    ...the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat

  2. Maya Angelou:

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

  3. George Eliot:

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

  4. Maya Angelou:

    There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

  5. Virginia:

    On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.

Images & Illustrations of agony

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