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agony

noun

1 agony

Intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain:
— An agony of doubt.

synonyms: torment, torture.

Roget 828: mental suffering, pain, dolor; suffering, sufferance; ache, smart etc. (physical pain) 378; passion.    displeasure, dissatisfaction, discomfort, ... show more

Roget 825: excitability, impetuosity, vehemence; boisterousness etc. adj.; turbulence; impatience, intolerance, nonendurance; irritability etc. (irascibility) 901; ... show more

Roget 378: pain; suffering, sufferance, suffrance; bodily pain, physical pain, bodily suffering, physical suffering, body pain; mental suffering etc. 828; dolour, ache; ... show more

Dutch: doodsangst, doodsstrijd, kwelling, ondragelijke pijn, torment, tortuur



2 agony

A state of acute pain.

synonyms: excruciation, suffering.


Moby thesaurus: aching heart, affliction, agonizingness, agony of mind, anguish, atrocious pain, bale, bitterness, bleeding heart, broken heart, care, carking care, crucifixion, crushing, death agonies, death groan, death rattle, death struggle, death throes, deathbed ... show more.

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