anguish


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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 ?
was more suggestive of pins being run into her than of fear and anguish.
An indescribable oppression, which seemed to generate in some unfamiliar part of her consciousness, filled her whole being with a vague anguish.
The body yielded to the currents of air, and though no murmur or groan escaped the victim, there were instants when he grimly faced his foes, and the anguish of cold despair might be traced, through the intervening distance, in possession of his swarthy lineaments.
Evidently, he desired this prick of a trifling anguish, in order to assure himself, by that quality which he best knew to be real, that the garden, and the seven weather-beaten gables, and Hepzibah's scowl, and Phoebe's smile, were real likewise.
He looked like the darkly engraved portraits which we see prefixed to old volumes of sermons, and had no more right than one of those portraits would have to step forth, as he now did, and meddle with a question of human guilt, passion, and anguish.
she repeated with a face of anguish and waiting while I faltered.
Like one who after a night of drunken revelry hies to his bed, still reeling, but with conscience yet pricking him, as the plungings of the Roman race-horse but so much the more strike his steel tags into him; as one who in that miserable plight still turns and turns in giddy anguish, praying God for annihilation until the fit be passed; and at last amid the whirl of woe he feels, a deep stupor steals over him, as over the man who bleeds to death, for conscience is the wound, and there's naught to staunch it; so, after sore wrestlings in his berth, Jonah's prodigy of ponderous misery drags him drowning down to sleep.
At the instant of the dart an ulcerous jet shot from this cruel wound, and goaded by it into more than sufferable anguish, the whale now spouting thick blood, with swift fury blindly darted at the craft, bespattering them and their glorying crews all over with showers of gore, capsizing Flask's boat and marring the bows.
Deeper their heart grows and nobler their bearing, Whose youth in the fires of anguish hath died.
The quiet tone in which the woman pronounced these words might have led a superficial observer to think that she was entirely apathetic; but there was a calm, settled depth of anguish in her large, dark eye, that spoke of something far otherwise.
The one aim and object of my letter is to implore you to assist me in quieting Norah's anguish of mind.
Even Death himself, the great and terrible King of kings, though he may break the heart of love with agonies and anguish and slow tortures of separation, may break not his faith.