Definition of agonizing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈaɡənʌɪzɪŋ/
(also agonising)


Causing great physical or mental pain: an agonizing death there is an agonizing choice to make
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  • But the pain that night was nothing compared to the agonizing pain of death I was feeling now.
  • Having the most intense throbbing agonising pain in my head
  • Sitting up abruptly she yelped as the agonizing pain tripled in intensity.
excruciating, harrowing, racking, painful, acute, severe, intense, extreme, grievous, hellish, killing, searing, torturous, tormenting, piercing;
insufferable, unbearable, unendurable, more than one can bear, more than flesh and blood can stand
literary exquisite



Pronunciation: /ˈaɡənʌɪzɪŋli/
[as submodifier]: agonizingly slow steps
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  • After an eternity of standing still, I gradually forced myself to turn away and take agonizingly slow steps back up to my room.
  • The process has been painfully and agonizingly slow to the World Championship Title.
  • I'd heard that it was agonisingly painful, but I just found it uncomfortable and embarrassing.

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