Pang definition

păng
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A sudden sharp bodily pain.

Hunger pangs.

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The definition of a pang is a sharp and sudden physical or emotional pain.

An example of a pang is jealousy felt from seeing your recent ex-girlfriend in a restaurant with her new boyfriend.

An example of a pang is the sting from a body piercing.

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A sudden sharp feeling of emotional distress.

A pang of guilt.

noun
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To feel sharp bodily pains.
verb
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A sudden, sharp, and brief pain, physical or emotional.

Hunger pangs.

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(often pluralized) Paroxysm of extreme physical pain or anguish; sudden and transitory agony; throe.
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(often pluralized) A sharp, sudden feeling of a mental or emotional nature, as of joy or sorrow.
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To torment; to torture; to cause to have great pain or suffering.
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To feel pangs of distress.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pang
Plural:
pangs

Origin of pang

  • Origin unknown

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

  • From Middle English *pange, an altered form of prange, pronge (“pang, throe, stab etc.")

    From Wiktionary