- Severe mental or physical pain or suffering: she shut her eyes in anguish Philip gave a cry of anguishMore example sentences
- I'm glad he no longer has to suffer not only the physical agony but also the mental anguish of rejecting this new world.
- Rumor infiltrates the camp and Euryalus' mother cries out in anguish at the death of her son.
- He dropped to his knees and gathered up handfuls of dust and smeared them on his forehead and chest, crying aloud in anguish.
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- Be extremely distressed about something: he anguished over how to replyMore example sentences
- It had been precisely five long years since the day they passed away and as much as it anguished her to do so, Callie couldn't bring herself to not acknowledge that.
- How anguishing this book must have been to an individual so committed to protecting patients.
- He is anguished to see that it is his mother who is moaning.
Middle English: via Old French from Latin angustia 'tightness', (plural) 'straits, distress', from angustus 'narrow'.