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an·guish

 (ăng′gwĭsh)
n.
Agonizing physical or mental pain; torment. See Synonyms at regret.
v. an·guished, an·guish·ing, an·guish·es
v.tr.
To cause to feel or suffer anguish.
v.intr.
To feel or suffer anguish.

[Middle English angwisshe, from Old French anguisse, from Latin angustiae, distress, from angustus, narrow; see angh- in Indo-European roots.]

anguish

(ˈæŋɡwɪʃ)
n
extreme pain or misery; mental or physical torture; agony
vb
to afflict or be afflicted with anguish
[C13: from Old French angoisse a strangling, from Latin angustia narrowness, from angustus narrow]

an•guish

(ˈæŋ gwɪʃ)
n.
1. acute suffering or pain: the anguish of grief.
v.t.
2. to inflict with suffering or pain.
v.i.
3. to suffer or feel anguish.
[1175–1225; < Old French < Latin angustia tight place =angust(us) narrow + -ia -ia; akin to anger]

anguish

, anxious, anxiety - Anguish, anxious, and anxiety come from Latin angere, "to choke, squeeze, strangle."
See also related terms for squeeze.

anguish


Past participle: anguished
Gerund: anguishing

Imperative
anguish
anguish
Present
I anguish
you anguish
he/she/it anguishes
we anguish
you anguish
they anguish
Preterite
I anguished
you anguished
he/she/it anguished
we anguished
you anguished
they anguished
Present Continuous
I am anguishing
you are anguishing
he/she/it is anguishing
we are anguishing
you are anguishing
they are anguishing
Present Perfect
I have anguished
you have anguished
he/she/it has anguished
we have anguished
you have anguished
they have anguished
Past Continuous
I was anguishing
you were anguishing
he/she/it was anguishing
we were anguishing
you were anguishing
they were anguishing
Past Perfect
I had anguished
you had anguished
he/she/it had anguished
we had anguished
you had anguished
they had anguished
Future
I will anguish
you will anguish
he/she/it will anguish
we will anguish
you will anguish
they will anguish
Future Perfect
I will have anguished
you will have anguished
he/she/it will have anguished
we will have anguished
you will have anguished
they will have anguished
Future Continuous
I will be anguishing
you will be anguishing
he/she/it will be anguishing
we will be anguishing
you will be anguishing
they will be anguishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been anguishing
you have been anguishing
he/she/it has been anguishing
we have been anguishing
you have been anguishing
they have been anguishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been anguishing
you will have been anguishing
he/she/it will have been anguishing
we will have been anguishing
you will have been anguishing
they will have been anguishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been anguishing
you had been anguishing
he/she/it had been anguishing
we had been anguishing
you had been anguishing
they had been anguishing
Conditional
I would anguish
you would anguish
he/she/it would anguish
we would anguish
you would anguish
they would anguish
Past Conditional
I would have anguished
you would have anguished
he/she/it would have anguished
we would have anguished
you would have anguished
they would have anguished
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anguish - extreme mental distressanguish - extreme mental distress    
distress, hurt, suffering - psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress"
2.anguish - extreme distress of body or mindanguish - extreme distress of body or mind  
distress - a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need); "a ship in distress"; "she was the classic maiden in distress"
Verb1.anguish - suffer great pains or distressanguish - suffer great pains or distress  
suffer - experience (emotional) pain; "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"
2.anguish - cause emotional anguish or make miserableanguish - cause emotional anguish or make miserable; "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"
discomfit, discompose, untune, upset, disconcert - cause to lose one's composure
break someone's heart - cause deep emotional pain and grief to somebody; "The young man broke the girl's heart when he told her was going to marry her best friend"
agonise, agonize - cause to agonize
try - give pain or trouble to; "I've been sorely tried by these students"
excruciate, torment, torture, rack - torment emotionally or mentally

anguish

noun suffering, pain, torture, distress, grief, misery, agony, torment, sorrow, woe, heartache, heartbreak, pang, throe A cry of anguish burst from her lips.

anguish

noun
A state of physical or mental suffering:
verb
To bring great harm or suffering to:
Translations
ألَم شِديد
bolestmukaúzkost
kvalpinesmerte
kärsimystuska
kvöl; angist
kančia
ciešanasmokas
acıkederşiddetli ıstırap

anguish

[ˈæŋgwɪʃ] N (physical) → tormentos mpl; (mental) → angustia f
to be in anguish (physically) → padecer tormentos, sufrir lo indecible; (mentally) → estar angustiado

anguish

[ˈæŋgwɪʃ] n
(mental)angoisse f
(physical)agonie f

anguish

nQual f; to be in anguishQualen leiden; the look of anguish on the faces of the waiting wivesder angsterfüllte Blick in den Gesichtern der wartenden Frauen; he wrung his hands in anguisher rang die Hände in Verzweiflung; those who suffer the anguish of indecisionwer die Qual der Entschlusslosigkeit erleidet; writhing in anguish on the groundsich in Qualen auf dem Boden windend; the news caused her great anguishdie Nachricht bereitete ihr großen Schmerz; the decision caused her great anguishdie Entscheidung bereitete ihr große Qual(en)

anguish

[ˈæŋgwɪʃ] nangoscia
to be in anguish → essere angosciato/a

anguish

(ˈӕŋgwiʃ) noun
very great pain of body or mind; agony. The woman suffered terrible anguish when her child died.

anguish

n. agonía, angustia;
v. angustiarse.

anguish

n angustia
References in classic literature ?
For think, lest any languish By cause of thy distress The arrows of our anguish Fly farther than we guess.
You know how I have loved you; you can intimately judge of my present feelings, but I am not so weak as to find indulgence in describing them to a woman who will glory in having excited their anguish, but whose affection they have never been able to gain.
A Hedgehog, passing by, saw his anguish and inquired if he should drive away the flies that were tormenting him.
It was not an age of delicacy; and her position, although she understood it well, and was in little danger of forgetting it, was often brought before her vivid self-perception, like a new anguish, by the rudest touch upon the tenderest spot.
But notwithstanding this request, notwithstanding the tone of anguish in which it was uttered, the door remained closed.
We returned again, with torches; for I could not rest, when I thought that my sweet boy had lost himself, and was exposed to all the damps and dews of night; Elizabeth also suffered extreme anguish.
It moved her to dreams, to thoughtfulness, to the shadowy anguish which had overcome her the midnight when she had abandoned herself to tears.
Slowly, silently I loitered, Homeward, in the night, alone; Sudden anguish bound my spirit, That my youth had never known; Wild unrest, like that which cometh When the Night's first dream hath flown.
He raised his head from its musing position at the first sounds of her voice, and smiled faintly, and with an expression of anguish, as she proceeded; but when she had ended, and taken her seat near him, still keeping her eyes on his varying countenance, he took her hand into his own before he replied.
The spectacle of Nutty in his anguish did not touch Elizabeth.
The wild look of anguish and utter despair that the woman cast on him might have disturbed one less practised; but he was used to it.
Nobody ever comes back from a "missing" ship to tell how hard was the death of the craft, and how sudden and overwhelming the last anguish of her men.