agony

  • 1 Agony — may refer to: Concepts * Pain, anguish, or struggle, especially the struggle that precedes death, from the Greek word agonia (Webster s dictionary) *Passion (Christianity), also called the Agony of Christ *Agony aunt, an advice columnist *Spice… …

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  • 2 Agony — Éditeur Psygnosis Développeur Art Magic Date de sortie 1992 Genre Shoot them up Mode de jeu Un joueur Plate forme …

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  • 3 Agony — Ag o*ny, n.; pl. {Agonies}. [L. agonia, Gr. ?, orig. a contest, fr. ?: cf. F. agonie. See {Agon}.] 1. Violent contest or striving. [1913 Webster] The world is convulsed by the agonies of great nations. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Pain so extreme… …

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  • 4 agony — (n.) late 14c., mental suffering (especially that of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane), from O.Fr. agonie, agoine anguish, terror, death agony (14c.), and directly from L.L. agonia, from Gk. agonia a (mental) struggle for victory, originally a… …

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  • 5 agony — [ag′ə nē] n. pl. agonies [ME agonie < L agonia < Gr agōnia, a contest for victory < agōn, AGON] 1. very great mental or physical pain 2. death pangs 3. a convulsive struggle 4. a sudden, strong outburst (of emotion) [an agony of …

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  • 6 agony — index distress (anguish), pain, plaint, stress (strain) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 7 agony — suffering, passion, *distress, misery, dolor Analogous words: pang, throe, ache, *pain, twinge: *trial, tribulation, affliction, visitation Contrasted words: *rest, repose, ease, comfort: solace, consolation (see corresponding verbs at COMFORT):… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 agony — [n] suffering, pain affliction, anguish, distress, dolor, misery, pangs, passion, throes, torment, torture, woe; concepts 410,728 Ant. comfort, happiness, health, peace, success …

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  • 9 agony — ► NOUN (pl. agonies) ▪ extreme suffering. ORIGIN Greek ag nia, from ag n contest …

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  • 10 agony — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ excruciating, extreme, intense ▪ absolute, pure, sheer, utter ▪ exquisite ▪ …

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  • 11 agony */ — UK [ˈæɡənɪ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms agony : singular agony plural agonies 1) great pain in agony: William fell to the ground, writhing in agony. 2) a strong and unpleasant feeling, especially great worry or sadness agony of:… …

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  • 12 agony — n. 1) to experience, feel agony 2) to prolong the agony 3) acute, deep, great, indescribable, untold; mortal agony 4) in agony (in great agony) * * * [ ægənɪ] deep feel agony great indescribable mortal agony …

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  • 13 agony — ag|o|ny [ˈægəni] n plural agonies [U and C] [Date: 1300 1400; : Late Latin; Origin: agonia, from Greek, trouble, great anxiety , from agon competition for a prize ] 1.) very severe pain ▪ the agony of arthritis in agony ▪ I was i …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 agony — ag|o|ny [ ægəni ] noun count or uncount * 1. ) great pain: in agony: William fell to the ground, writhing in agony. 2. ) a strong and unpleasant feeling, especially extreme worry or sadness: agony of: She had to go through the agony of leaving… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 agony — noun (C, U) 1 very severe pain: the agony of arthritis | be in agony: The poor guy was in agony. | be agony spoken: It was agony having my wisdom teeth out. 2 a very sad, difficult, or unpleasant situation: It was agony not knowing if she would… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 agony — 01. She was in [agony] because of her cancer and simply wanted to die. 02. The injured horse was in [agony], so the farmer shot it. 03. She suffered an [agonizing] death when she was caught in the machinery at the factory. 04. We [agonized] for… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 agony — [14] Agony is one of the more remote relatives of that prolific Latin verb agere (see AGENT). Its ultimate source is the Greek verb ágein ‘lead’, which comes from the same Indo European root as agere. Related to ágein was the Greek noun agón,… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 18 agony — [[t]æ̱gəni[/t]] agonies N UNCOUNT: also N in pl Agony is great physical or mental pain. A new machine may save thousands of animals from the agony of drug tests... They sat and listened as she called out in agony... As a young man he suffered… …

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  • 19 agony — [14] Agony is one of the more remote relatives of that prolific Latin verb agere (see AGENT). Its ultimate source is the Greek verb ágein ‘lead’, which comes from the same Indo European root as agere. Related to ágein was the Greek noun agón,… …

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  • 20 agony — n. (pl. ies) 1 extreme mental or physical suffering. 2 a severe struggle. Phrases and idioms: agony aunt colloq. a person (esp. a woman) who answers letters in an agony column. agony column colloq. 1 a column in a newspaper or magazine offering… …

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