Definition of "anguish" []

  • Agonizing physical or mental pain; torment. See Synonyms at regret. (noun)
  • To cause to feel or suffer anguish. (verb-transitive)
  • To feel or suffer anguish. (verb-intransitive)
  • Extreme pain or misery; mental or physical torture; agony (noun)

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  • To afflict or be afflicted with anguish (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "anguish" in a sentence
  • "a little hope, but the hope died, and anguish, anguish, _anguish_ took its place."
  • "The Phillies watch in anguish from the dugout as their season nears its conclusion with a 7-3 loss in Game 6 of the World Series against the host Yankees on Wednesday night."
  • "The remedies resorted to, afforded temporary relief; and great was her thankfulness for the alleviation from what she described as anguish -- anguish -- anguish!"