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ag·o·nize

 (ăg′ə-nīz′)
v. ag·o·nized, ag·o·niz·ing, ag·o·niz·es
v.intr.
1. To suffer mental anguish or worry about something: agonized over the difficult decision.
2. To suffer extreme pain: The explorers agonized in the hot sun.
v.tr.
To cause great pain or anguish to. See Synonyms at afflict.

[Medieval Latin agōnizāre, from Greek agōnizesthai, to struggle, from agōn, contest; see agony.]

ag′o·niz′ing·ly adv.

agonizing

(ˈæɡənaɪzɪŋ) or

agonising

adj
1. causing acute mental pain
2. causing acute physical pain
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.agonizing - extremely painfulagonizing - extremely painful      
painful - causing physical or psychological pain; "worked with painful slowness"

agonizing

agonizing

adjective
Extraordinarily painful or distressing:
Translations
mučivýtrýznivý
uudholdelig
agonizálógyötrõ
skelfilegur, kveljandi
mučivý
acı verenıstırap verici

agonizing

[ˈægənaɪzɪŋ] ADJ [pain] → atroz, muy agudo; [indecision, suspense] → angustioso; [moment] → de angustia; [reappraisal] → agonizante, doloroso

agonizing

[ˈægənaɪzɪŋ] agonising (British) adj
[wait] → insoutenable; [decision, choice] → pénible
[death] → atroce; [pain] → insoutenable, intolérable

agonizing

adjqualvoll, quälend; cry, experiencequalvoll

agonizing

[ˈægənaɪzɪŋ] adj (cry, decision) → penoso/a, angoscioso/a; (pain, death) → straziante

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
References in classic literature ?
The hideous and agonisingly fearful sensation he had felt then began to come back more and more vividly.
TOM DALEY and James Denny came agonisingly close to gold in the men's synchronised 10m platform after a nearperfect final dive which left them with silver.
In what might be the ultimate painting-by-numbers exercise, Jenison spends months copying the tiniest of details including - agonisingly - even the intricate weaving on a carpet.
LEVIATHAN 12A The nuts and bolts of trawler fishing in the North Atlantic is depicted in agonisingly slow detail in this documentary.
SCOTLAND'S Scott Jamieson came agonisingly close to recording the first ever 59 on the European Tour in the third round of the Portugal Masters.
uk Entries should be a 1500-word short story using the following first sentence: 'The four faces of the old Central Station clock seemed to be suspended in time as well as from the roof; the dark hands stuck agonisingly a few minutes short of .
DAN Evans was agonisingly close to pulling off a major Davis Cup upset as Dmitry Tursunov gave Russia a 1-0 advantage over Great Britain in the Europe/Africa Zone Group One tie at Coventry's Ricoh Arena.
Eight years after he agonisingly dropped out of the gold medal position in Athens, Skelton's hopes were sunk in Greenwich Park at a fence called Cutty Sark.
Yet City were as good in the second period as they were bad in the first, hitting back through two Sergio Aguero goals and a Mario Balotelli penalty to fall agonisingly short of the quarter-finals.
Jamie Cureton shot wide for the hosts and Orient came agonisingly close to an equaliser in stoppage time when Lee Cook volleyed against the crossbar.
That meant Laird finished 31st in the FedEx Cup standings, agonisingly missing out on a top-30 place which would have secured him a place at last week's Tour Championship at East Lake.
Bubbling Barcelona played some scintillating stuff and Lionel Messi went agonisingly close with one effort and had another ruled out for offside before David Villa put the Catalans ahead.