1 intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain; "an agony of doubt"; "the torments of the damned" [syn: torment, torture]
EtymologyFrom (agonia) "emulation, competition, struggle", from (agon) "contest".
- US: /ˈægəniː/
- Violent contest or striving.
- The world is convulsed by the agonies of great nations. --Macaulay.
- Pain so extreme as to cause writhing or contortions of the
body, similar to those made in the athletic contests in Greece; and
hence, extreme pain of mind or body; anguish; paroxysm of grief;
specifically, the sufferings of Christ in the garden of Gethsemane.
- Being in an agony he prayed more earnestly. --Luke xxii. 44.
- Paroxysm of joy; keen emotion.
- With cries and agonies of wild delight. --Pope.
- The last struggle of life; death struggle.
violent contest or striving
extreme pain of mind or body
paroxysm of joy
The last struggle of life
Agony may refer to:
Film, television, and games
agony in Dutch: Agony
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