Definition of "agony" []

  • The suffering of intense physical or mental pain. (noun)
  • The struggle that precedes death. (noun)
  • A sudden or intense emotion: an agony of doubt. (noun)
  • A violent, intense struggle. (noun)
  • Acute physical or mental pain; anguish (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The suffering or struggle preceding death (noun)
  • Relating to or advising on personal problems about which people have written to the media (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "agony" in a sentence
  • "It rises naturally to a suffering man's lips as expressive of agony, though not exactly framed for _his_ individual _agony_."
  • "Watching collision-injured wildlife scream and writhe in agony is very disturbing to everyone, particularly the nonshooting, nonhunting public."
  • "But pain, passing a little blood preceeding a few large kidney stones and being in agony is not a bad punishment for his evilness …. for now."