agonizing


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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 ?
I never, never should have got over such a agonizing mortification.
Between agonizing moments, she chatted a little, and said it took her mind off her sufferings.
It was not that I knew I could never bear to speak to him about her, that I knew I could never bear to hear him creak his boots at her, that I knew I could never bear to see him wash his hands of her; it was, that my admiration should be within a foot or two of him - it was, that my feelings should be in the same place with him - that, was the agonizing circumstance.
The Saxon had been under very intense and agonizing apprehensions concerning his son; for Nature had asserted her rights, in spite of the patriotic stoicism which laboured to disown her.
An agonizing silence now reigned in the dressing-room.
Philippe was sustained in his agonizing enterprise by hope, which never abandoned him.
Here, perhaps, we should appeal to those young men who suffer from the repression of their first desires at the moment when all their forces are developing; to artists sick of their own genius smothering under the pressure of poverty; to men of talent, persecuted and without influence, often without friends at the start, who have ended by triumphing over that double anguish, equally agonizing, of soul and body.
We have had such an adventure, such an agonizing experience.
It is thus that a wounded man trembles instinctively at the approach of the finger to his wound until it be healed, but Villefort's was one of those that never close, or if they do, only close to reopen more agonizing than ever.
All the wonder was, how the gentleman, with his lack of worldly wisdom and agonizing consciousness of ridicule, could have been induced to take a measure at once so prudent and so laughable.
The Cynic, having cast aside his spectacles, wandered about the world, a miserable object, and was punished with an agonizing desire of light, for the wilful blindness of his former life.
But this frail fence of vague improbabilities was soon hurled down by a rush of distinct agonizing fears.