- The definition of anguish is a feeling of physical or mental pain.
- Being very worried about something is an example of anguish.
- Having terrible back pain is an example of anguish.
- Anguish is defined as causing or feeling extreme pain or worry.
A teenager not calling their parents and staying out all night is an example of to anguish.
A woman showing anguish.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: Middle English angwisshe ; from Old French anguisse ; from Classical Latin angustia, tightness, distress: see anger
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Origin: Middle English angwisshe, from Old French anguisse, from Latin angustiae, distress, from angustus, narrow; see angh- in Indo-European roots.