Anguish Definition

ănggwĭsh
anguishes
noun
anguishes
Agonizing physical or mental pain; torment.
American Heritage
Great suffering, as from worry, grief, or pain; agony.
Webster's New World
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.
YourDictionary

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

Wiktionary
verb
anguishes
To cause to feel or suffer anguish.
American Heritage
To cause to feel anguish.
Webster's New World
To feel anguish.
Webster's New World
To feel or suffer anguish.
American Heritage
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.
YourDictionary
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Other Word Forms of Anguish

Noun

Singular:
anguish
Plural:
anguishes

Origin of Anguish

  • Middle English anguishe, angoise, from Anglo-Norman anguise, anguisse, from Old French angoisse, from Latin angustia (“narrowness, difficulty, distress”), from angustus (“narrow, difficult”), from angere (“to press together”). See angst, the Germanic cognate, and anger.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English angwisshe from Old French anguisse from Latin angustiae distress from angustus narrow angh- in Indo-European roots

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

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