Agony - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈæɡəni|  American pronunciation of the word agony
Brit.  |ˈaɡəni|  British pronunciation of the word agony


- intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain(syn: torment, torture)

an agony of doubt

- a state of acute pain (syn: excruciation, suffering)


She was in terrible agony after breaking her leg.

The medicine relieves the agony of muscle cramps very quickly.

It was agony to watch him suffer like that.

I am in agony with my life's situations.

I was in agony.

He groaned in agony.

...collapsed in the throes of agony...

His fearful family would count in agony the hours of his absence.

I do think the actor piled the agony up a little too high in that last scene.

His body contorted in agony.

Divorce is an agony of divided loyalties for children.

It was agony not knowing if she would live.

There's no point in prolonging the agony any longer.

He shrieked in agony.

the agony of the doomed was in his voice

Word forms

singular: agony
plural: agonies
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