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ag·o·ny

 (ăg′ə-nē)
n. pl. ag·o·nies
1.
a. The suffering of intense physical or mental pain: The injured soldier writhed in agony.
b. An instance of such suffering: the agonies of adolescence.
2. A sudden or intense emotion: "Jones then fell upon his knees, and kissed her hand in an agony of joy" (Henry Fielding).
3. A violent, intense struggle, especially the struggle that precedes death.

[Middle English agonie, from Old French, from Late Latin agōnia, from Greek agōniā, from agōn, struggle, from agein, to drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

agony

(ˈæɡənɪ)
n, pl -nies
1. acute physical or mental pain; anguish
2. the suffering or struggle preceding death
3. pile on the agony put on the agony turn on the agony informal Brit to exaggerate one's distress for sympathy or greater effect
4. (Journalism & Publishing) (modifier) relating to or advising on personal problems about which people have written to the media: agony column; agony writer.
[C14: via Late Latin from Greek agōnia struggle, from agōn contest]

ag•o•ny

(ˈæg ə ni)

n., pl. -nies.
1. extreme and generally prolonged pain or suffering.
2. the struggle preceding natural death: mortal agony.
3. a violent struggle.
4. a display or outburst of intense mental or emotional excitement.
[1350–1400; Middle English agonye (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin agōnia < Greek, =agṓn agon + -ia -y3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.agony - intense feelings of sufferingagony - intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain; "an agony of doubt"; "the torments of the damned"
hurt, suffering - feelings of mental or physical pain
2.agony - a state of acute painagony - a state of acute pain    
hurting, pain - a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension"
throe - severe spasm of pain; "the throes of dying"; "the throes of childbirth"
Passion of Christ, Passion - the suffering of Jesus at the Crucifixion

agony

noun suffering, pain, distress, misery, torture, discomfort, torment, hardship, woe, anguish, pangs, affliction, throes He accepted there would be agony for the remaining children.

agony

noun
A state of physical or mental suffering:
Translations
أَلَمْعَذَابْ، ألَم شَدِيد
utrpenímuka
angstdødskamppinesmerte
tuska
agonija
gyötrõdés
kvöl, òjáning
苦悶
고통
agonijakankinatiskankinioskausmingaiskausmingas
agonijamokas
agónia
agonija
vånda
ความทรมาน
büyük ıstırapıstırap
cơn đau đớn

agony

[ˈægənɪ]
A. N
1. (physical) → dolor m agudo
I was in agonysufría dolores horrorosos
2. (mental) → angustia f
to suffer agonies of doubtestar atormentado por las dudas
to be in an agony of impatienceimpacientarse mucho
it was agony!¡fue fatal!
the play was sheer agonyla obra era una birria
see also pile on B
3. (= final agony, death agony) → agonía f
he was in his final or death agonyestaba agonizando
B. CPD agony aunt N (Brit) → columnista f del consultorio sentimental
agony column N (Brit) → consultorio m sentimental
agony uncle N (Brit) → columnista m del consultorio sentimental

agony

[ˈægəni] nsouffrance f
the agony of watching a loved one suffer → l'insoutenable souffrance de voir souffrir un être aimé
to be in agony → souffrir le martyre
He was in agony → Il souffrait le martyre.
The blow made him scream in agony → Le coup le fit pousser un cri déchirant.agony aunt n (British) rédactrice f du courrier du cœuragony column ncourrier m du cœuragony uncle n (British)rédacteur m du courrier du cœur

agony

n
Qual f; that’s agonydas ist eine Qual; it’s agony doing thates ist eine Qual, das zu tun; to be in agonySchmerzen or Qualen leiden; in an agony of indecision/suspense etcin qualvoller Unentschlossenheit/Ungewissheit etc; put him out of his agony (lit)mach seiner Qual ein Ende; (fig)nun spann ihn doch nicht länger auf die Folter; to go through or suffer agoniesQualen ausstehen
(= death agony)Todeskampf m, → Agonie f; (of Christ)Todesangst f

agony

(Brit Press inf):
agony aunt
nBriefkastentante f (inf)
agony column
nKummerkasten m
agony columnist
nBriefkastenonkel m/-tante f (inf)
agony uncle
nBriefkastenonkel m (inf)

agony

[ˈægənɪ] n (pain) → dolore m atroce; (mental) → angoscia, tormento
I was in agony → avevo dei dolori atroci, soffrivo atrocemente
to suffer agonies of doubt → avere dei dubbi atroci

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

agony

أَلَمْ utrpení pine Qual αγωνία agonía tuska agonie agonija agonia 苦悶 고통 kwelling pine agonia agonia агония vånda ความทรมาน ıstırap cơn đau đớn 痛楚

ag·o·ny

n. agonía.
1. sufrimiento extremo;
2. estado que precede a la muerte.

agony

n agonía, dolor intenso, angustia extrema
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I knew your fortitude would give out after a while," said the American Statesman, delighted; "your agony attests my political power.
After a fearful agony and a sense of something huge, bigger than the head itself, being torn out of his jaw, the sufferer, hardly able to believe in his own good luck, feels all at once that what has so long poisoned his existence and enchained his attention, exists no longer, and that he can live and think again, and take interest in other things besides his tooth.
Here she looked at him tenderly almost a minute, and then bursting into an agony, cried, "Oh, Mr Jones, why did you save my life?
Perhaps it was Helen's way of falling in love--a curious way to Margaret, whose agony and whose contempt of Henry were yet imprinted with his image.
Meanwhile, the lord of the beleaguered and endangered castle lay upon a bed of bodily pain and mental agony.
In the agony of death, the bird exclaimed: "O unhappy me
The agony of suspense grew at length intolerable, and I cautiously moved forward, with my arms extended, and my eyes straining from their sockets, in the hope of catching some faint ray of light.
with visage uplifted to the gray sky in an agony of supplication.
The inside of the cottage was dark, and I heard no motion; I cannot describe the agony of this suspense.
And if only fate would have sent him repentance--burning repentance that would have torn his heart and robbed him of sleep, that repentance, the awful agony of which brings visions of hanging or drowning
To make himself the one trusted friend, to whom should be confided all the fear, the remorse, the agony, the ineffectual repentance, the backward rush of sinful thoughts, expelled in vain
I have often thought so when, in foreign countries, where the fields and woods have looked to me like our English Loamshire--the rich land tilled with just as much care, the woods rolling down the gentle slopes to the green meadows--I have come on sormething by the roadside which has reminded me that I am not in Loamshire: an image of a great agony--the agony of the Cross.