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ag·o·ny

 (ăg′ə-nē)
n. pl. ag·o·nies
1.
a. The suffering of intense physical or mental pain: The injured soldier writhed in agony.
b. An instance of such suffering: the agonies of adolescence.
2. A sudden or intense emotion: "Jones then fell upon his knees, and kissed her hand in an agony of joy" (Henry Fielding).
3. A violent, intense struggle, especially the struggle that precedes death.

[Middle English agonie, from Old French, from Late Latin agōnia, from Greek agōniā, from agōn, struggle, from agein, to drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

agony

(ˈæɡənɪ)
n, pl -nies
1. acute physical or mental pain; anguish
2. the suffering or struggle preceding death
3. pile on the agony put on the agony turn on the agony informal Brit to exaggerate one's distress for sympathy or greater effect
4. (Journalism & Publishing) (modifier) relating to or advising on personal problems about which people have written to the media: agony column; agony writer.
[C14: via Late Latin from Greek agōnia struggle, from agōn contest]

ag•o•ny

(ˈæg ə ni)

n., pl. -nies.
1. extreme and generally prolonged pain or suffering.
2. the struggle preceding natural death: mortal agony.
3. a violent struggle.
4. a display or outburst of intense mental or emotional excitement.
[1350–1400; Middle English agonye (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin agōnia < Greek, =agṓn agon + -ia -y3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.agony - intense feelings of sufferingagony - intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain; "an agony of doubt"; "the torments of the damned"
hurt, suffering - feelings of mental or physical pain
2.agony - a state of acute painagony - a state of acute pain    
hurting, pain - a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension"
throe - severe spasm of pain; "the throes of dying"; "the throes of childbirth"
Passion of Christ, Passion - the suffering of Jesus at the Crucifixion

agony

noun suffering, pain, distress, misery, torture, discomfort, torment, hardship, woe, anguish, pangs, affliction, throes He accepted there would be agony for the remaining children.

agony

noun
A state of physical or mental suffering:
Translations
أَلَمْعَذَابْ، ألَم شَدِيد
utrpenímuka
angstdødskamppinesmerte
tuska
agonija
gyötrõdés
kvöl, òjáning
苦悶
고통
agonijakankinatiskankinioskausmingaiskausmingas
agonijamokas
agónia
agonija
vånda
ความทรมาน
büyük ıstırapıstırap
cơn đau đớn

agony

[ˈægənɪ]
A. N
1. (physical) → dolor m agudo
I was in agonysufría dolores horrorosos
2. (mental) → angustia f
to suffer agonies of doubtestar atormentado por las dudas
to be in an agony of impatienceimpacientarse mucho
it was agony!¡fue fatal!
the play was sheer agonyla obra era una birria
see also pile on B
3. (= final agony, death agony) → agonía f
he was in his final or death agonyestaba agonizando
B. CPD agony aunt N (Brit) → columnista f del consultorio sentimental
agony column N (Brit) → consultorio m sentimental
agony uncle N (Brit) → columnista m del consultorio sentimental

agony

[ˈægəni] nsouffrance f
the agony of watching a loved one suffer → l'insoutenable souffrance de voir souffrir un être aimé
to be in agony → souffrir le martyre
He was in agony → Il souffrait le martyre.
The blow made him scream in agony → Le coup le fit pousser un cri déchirant.agony aunt n (British) rédactrice f du courrier du cœuragony column ncourrier m du cœuragony uncle n (British)rédacteur m du courrier du cœur

agony

n
Qual f; that’s agonydas ist eine Qual; it’s agony doing thates ist eine Qual, das zu tun; to be in agonySchmerzen or Qualen leiden; in an agony of indecision/suspense etcin qualvoller Unentschlossenheit/Ungewissheit etc; put him out of his agony (lit)mach seiner Qual ein Ende; (fig)nun spann ihn doch nicht länger auf die Folter; to go through or suffer agoniesQualen ausstehen
(= death agony)Todeskampf m, → Agonie f; (of Christ)Todesangst f

agony

(Brit Press inf):
agony aunt
nBriefkastentante f (inf)
agony column
nKummerkasten m
agony columnist
nBriefkastenonkel m/-tante f (inf)
agony uncle
nBriefkastenonkel m (inf)

agony

[ˈægənɪ] n (pain) → dolore m atroce; (mental) → angoscia, tormento
I was in agony → avevo dei dolori atroci, soffrivo atrocemente
to suffer agonies of doubt → avere dei dubbi atroci

agony

(ˈӕgəni) plural ˈagonies noun
great pain or suffering. The dying man was in agony; agonies of regret.
ˈagonized, ˈagonised adjective
showing agony. He had an agonized expression on his face as he lost the match.
ˈagonizing, ˈagonising adjective
causing agony. an agonizing pain.
agonizingly, agonisingly adverb

agony

أَلَمْ utrpení pine Qual αγωνία agonía tuska agonie agonija agonia 苦悶 고통 kwelling pine agonia agonia агония vånda ความทรมาน ıstırap cơn đau đớn 痛楚

ag·o·ny

n. agonía.
1. sufrimiento extremo;
2. estado que precede a la muerte.

agony

n agonía, dolor intenso, angustia extrema
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Meg admired the tragedy, so Jo piled up the agony to suit her, while Amy objected to the fun, and, with the best intentions in life, Jo quenched the spritly scenes which relieved the somber character of the story.
There was a wild scream of agony and then a dark arm shot up above the red foam.
With an inward agony, with a flaming, outspoken revolt against the ways of Nature, she witnessed the scene of torture.
He had just fancied they were cruelly deserted by their scout, as a stream of flame issued from the rock beneath them, and a fierce yell, blended with a shriek of agony, announced that the messenger of death sent from the fatal weapon of Hawkeye, had found a victim.
And inaudible, too, by mortal ear, but heard with all-comprehending love and pity in the farthest heaven, that almost agony of prayer --now whispered, now a groan, now a struggling silence--wherewith she besought the Divine assistance through the day Evidently, this is to be a day of more than ordinary trial to Miss Hepzibah, who, for above a quarter of a century gone by, has dwelt in strict seclusion, taking no part in the business of life, and just as little in its intercourse and pleasures.
Measured by the prisoner's experience, however, it might be reckoned a journey of some length; for haughty as her demeanour was, she perchance underwent an agony from every footstep of those that thronged to see her, as if her heart had been flung into the street for them all to spurn and trample upon.
The whale was now going head out, and sending his spout before him in a continual tormented jet; while his one poor fin beat his side in an agony of fright.
I, with my noble master, went into many actions together without a wound; and though I saw horses shot down with bullets, pierced through with lances, and gashed with fearful saber-cuts; though we left them dead on the field, or dying in the agony of their wounds, I don't think I feared for myself.
This picture brought such an agony of pleasurable suf- fering that he worked it over and over again in his mind and set it up in new and varied lights, till he wore it threadbare.
She sat in an agony of impatience which affected every feature.
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Princess of Helium, I might wring a mighty ransom from your people would I but return you to them unharmed, but a thousand times rather would I watch that beautiful face writhe in the agony of torture; it shall be long drawn out, that I promise you; ten days of pleasure were all too short to show the love I harbor for your race.