Agon Definition

ăgŏn, -ōn, ä-gōn
agones, agons
noun
A conflict, especially between the protagonist and antagonist in a work of literature.
American Heritage
Any of various competitions (athletic, literary, etc.) for prizes at ancient Greek games.
Webster's New World
The part of an ancient Greek drama, especially a comedy, in which two characters engage in verbal dispute.
American Heritage
The conflict of characters, as in classical Greek drama.
Webster's New World
A test of will; a conflict.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Agon

Noun

Singular:
agon
Plural:
agones, agons

Origin of Agon

  • From Latin agōn, from Ancient Greek ἀγών (agōn, “contest”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Greek agōn agony

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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