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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)

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.

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!"