Anguish
Anguish An"guish, v. t. [Cf. F. angoisser, fr. L. angustiare.] To distress with extreme pain or grief. [R.] --Temple. [1913 Webster]

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  • Anguish — An guish, n. [OE. anguishe, anguise, angoise, F. angoisse, fr. L. angustia narrowness, difficulty, distress, fr. angustus narrow, difficult, fr. angere to press together. See {Anger}.] Extreme pain, either of body or mind; excruciating distress.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anguish — [aŋ′gwish] n. [ME angwisshe < OFr anguisse < L angustia, tightness, distress: see ANGER] great suffering, as from worry, grief, or pain; agony vt. to cause to feel anguish vi. to feel anguish SYN. DISTRESS …   English World dictionary

  • anguish — I verb ache, aggrieve, agonize, desolate, disturb, excruciate, grieve, harry, make miserable, pain, prostrate, rack, suffer, torment, torture, trouble, writhe associated concepts: mental anguish, noneconomic loss, pain and suffering II index pain …   Law dictionary

  • anguish — woe, heartache, heartbreak, grief, *sorrow, regret Analogous words: *distress, suffering, dolor, misery, agony: worry, anxiety (see CARE): *pain, pang, throe, ache: torture, torment, affliction (see corresponding verbs at AFFLICT) Antonyms:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • anguish — [n] severe upset or pain affliction, agony, distress, dole, dolor, grief, heartache, heartbreak, hurting, misery, pang, rue, sorrow, suffering, throe, torment, torture, woe, wretchedness; concept 410 Ant. comfort, contentment, happiness, joy,… …   New thesaurus

  • anguish — ► NOUN ▪ severe mental or physical pain or suffering. ORIGIN Latin angustia tightness , (in plural) straits, distress …   English terms dictionary

  • anguish — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bitter, deep, great, real ▪ inner, personal, private ▪ emotional, mental …   Collocations dictionary

  • anguish — n. (formal) 1) to cause anguish 2) deep; mental anguish 3) anguish at, over 4) in anguish (in anguish over smb. s death) * * * [ æŋgwɪʃ] mental anguish over (formal) to cause anguish deep anguish at …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Anguish — For the movie, see Anguish (film) Anguish is a term used in contemporary philosophy, often as a translation from the German angst, meaning dread . It is a paramount feature of existentialist philosophy, in which anguish is often understood as the …   Wikipedia

  • anguish — {{11}}anguish (n.) c.1200, acute bodily or mental suffering, from O.Fr. anguisse, angoisse choking sensation, distress, anxiety, rage, from L. angustia (pl. angustiae) tightness, straitness, narrowness; figuratively distress, difficulty, from… …   Etymology dictionary

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