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agony

ag·o·ny

agony

 
 
pronunciation:
ae g ni
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part of speech: noun
inflections: agonies
definition: great or intense pain and suffering in the mind or body, usually over a long period of time.
I was in agony when my dog died.It was sad to see the patient in so much agony.
synonyms:
anguish, distress, misery, pain, suffering, torment, woe
antonyms:
ecstasy
similar words:
hell, hurt, torture, trouble
Word History
The word agony comes from an ancient Greek word that means "a contest or struggle."