Agony Definition

ăgə-nē
agonies
noun
agonies
Very great mental or physical pain.
Webster's New World
Death pangs.
Webster's New World
An instance of such suffering.
The agonies of adolescence.
American Heritage
A sudden, strong outburst (of emotion)
An agony of joy.
Webster's New World
A convulsive struggle.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Agony

Noun

Singular:
agony
Plural:
agonies

Origin of Agony

  • Middle English agonie from Old French from Late Latin agōnia from Greek agōniā from agōn struggle from agein to drive ag- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Ancient Greek ἀγωνία (agonia, “emulation, competition, struggle”), from ἀγών (agon, “contest”).

    From Wiktionary

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