Complete Definition of "anguish"

English

Etymology
Old English anguishe, anguise, angoise, French angoisse, from Latin angustia narrowness, difficulty, distress, from angustus narrow, difficult, from angere to press together. See Anger.

Pronunciation
IPA: WEAE /'a[ng]-gwish/

Noun
anguish (uncountable)

  1. Extreme pain, either of body or mind; excruciating distress.

Quotations
<blockquote>
A terrible scream&mdash;a prolonged yell of horror and anguish&mdash;burst
out of the silence of the moor. That frightful cry turned the
blood to ice in my veins.
<BR>
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in The Hound of the Baskervilles
</blockquote>

Synonyms
agony
calvary
cross
pang
torture
torment

Translations

Finnish: kärsimys, tuska
French: angoisse de la mort, affres de la mort, calvaire, croix
German: Kreuz, Agonie, Todesangst
Hungarian: aggodalom, gyötrelem, gyötrÅdés, kín
Portuguese: agonia f, angústia f
mid
Italian: angoscia mortale, agonia, calvario, croce
Dutch: doodsangst, agonie, doodsstrijd, hevig lijden, martelgang
Spanish: angustia
Russian: мÑка|мÑÌка f

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