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 ?
And they did gently deposit on their blankets that poor, wasted body, covered with scars and wounds, still bleeding where fire and steel had, in twenty places, left their agonizing marks.
Were they then so soon to lose him whom they had snatched from an agonizing death?
Between agonizing moments, she chatted a little, and said it took her mind off her sufferings.
Straightening his legs with difficulty and shaking the snow off them he got up, and an agonizing cold immediately penetrated his whole body.
He had been engrossed by the same thoughts ever since the day he returned from Sokolniki after the duel and had spent that first agonizing, sleepless night.
There was nothing remarkable in all this conversation, but never after could Anna recall this brief scene without an agonizing pang of shame.
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.
I was almost a cripple, and the pain I endured at intervals was agonizing. The unaccountable malady showed no signs of amendment: on the contrary, its violence increased day by day, and threatened the most fatal results, unless some powerful means were employed to counteract it.
The reader is drawn into the refugee's experience and shares his agonizing odyssey via the graphic novel's blunt yet poetic language.
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Novelist and art historian Rasha Adli explores the trials and tribulations of the modern-day Egyptian woman in her latest release Nisaa Haerat (Agonizing Women).