Characterized by, suffering, or exhibiting great pain or anguish: an agonized cry for help.
Variant of agonize
intransitive verbagonized, agonizing
- to make convulsive efforts; struggle
- to be in agony or great pain; feel anguish
Origin of agonizeLate Latin agonizare ; from Classical Greek agōnizesthai, to contend for a prize ; from agōn, agon
to cause great pain to; torture