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anguish

an·guish

anguish

 
pronunciation:
aeng gwihsh
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: unbearable pain or suffering, esp. psychological.
The wounded soldier writhed in anguish.His failure to rescue the dog from the fire filled him with anguish.Nothing relieved her anguish after her mother's death.
synonyms:
agony, grief, heartache, heartbreak, torment
antonyms:
bliss, elation, joy
similar words:
angst, distress, misery, pain, rack, sorrow, suffering, torture, travail, woe
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: anguished, anguishes, anguishing
definition: to suffer or cause to suffer acute pain or distress.
synonyms:
afflict, agonize, torment
antonyms:
delight
similar words:
distress, grieve, pain, plague, suffer, torture, trouble, wound
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