Definition of anguish in English:

anguish

Line breaks: an|guish
Pronunciation: /ˈaŋgwɪʃ
 
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noun

[mass noun]

verb

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  • Be extremely distressed about something: I spent the next two weeks anguishing about whether I’d made the right decision
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    • Future historians will ask whether a society that anguished over the imposition of ever more absurd politically correct terminology might not have been better employed in curbing some of the excesses of the rock music industry.
    • A senior diplomat from another council member said his government had heard a similar message and was told not to anguish over whether to vote for war.
    • Well, a lady in that church anguished whether she should tell the pastor.

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin angustia 'tightness', (plural) 'straits, distress', from angustus 'narrow'.

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