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pang

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Pronunciation: /paŋ
 
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Definition of pang in English:

noun

A sudden sharp pain or painful emotion: Lindsey experienced a sharp pang of guilt the snack bar will keep those hunger pangs at bay
More example sentences
  • She twisted around to try and see the damage he had done and was rewarded with a sharp pang of pain.
  • A sudden pang of pain hit my chest, and I held onto it trying to ease the pain.
  • Hunger pangs mixed with pain from his injuries to put him in a miserable state of stupor.
Synonyms
pain, sharp pain, shooting pain, twinge, stab, spasm, ache, cramp
qualm, misgiving, scruple, twinge, prick, dart, twitch, gnawing

Origin

late 15th century: perhaps an alteration of prong.

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