anguish

noun
ADJECTIVE
bitter, deep, great, real
inner, personal, private
emotional, mental, physical, spiritual
VERB + ANGUISH
cause

The loss of a pet can cause some people real anguish.

experience, feel, suffer

He suffered the anguish of watching his son go to prison.

PREPOSITION
in (sb's) anguish

to cry out/groan/scream in anguish

In her anguish, she turned to her father for help.

with anguish

His mouth felt dry with anguish.

anguish at, anguish over

his anguish at the death of his son

PHRASES
a cry of anguish, a scream of anguish
pain and anguish

All the pain and anguish inside her rose like a tidal wave.


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  • anguish — [aŋ′gwish] n. [ME angwisshe < OFr anguisse < L angustia, tightness, distress: see ANGER] great suffering, as from worry, grief, or pain; agony vt. to cause to feel anguish vi. to feel anguish SYN. DISTRESS …   English World dictionary

  • anguish — I verb ache, aggrieve, agonize, desolate, disturb, excruciate, grieve, harry, make miserable, pain, prostrate, rack, suffer, torment, torture, trouble, writhe associated concepts: mental anguish, noneconomic loss, pain and suffering II index pain …   Law dictionary

  • Anguish — An guish, v. t. [Cf. F. angoisser, fr. L. angustiare.] To distress with extreme pain or grief. [R.] Temple. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anguish — woe, heartache, heartbreak, grief, *sorrow, regret Analogous words: *distress, suffering, dolor, misery, agony: worry, anxiety (see CARE): *pain, pang, throe, ache: torture, torment, affliction (see corresponding verbs at AFFLICT) Antonyms:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • anguish — [n] severe upset or pain affliction, agony, distress, dole, dolor, grief, heartache, heartbreak, hurting, misery, pang, rue, sorrow, suffering, throe, torment, torture, woe, wretchedness; concept 410 Ant. comfort, contentment, happiness, joy,… …   New thesaurus

  • anguish — ► NOUN ▪ severe mental or physical pain or suffering. ORIGIN Latin angustia tightness , (in plural) straits, distress …   English terms dictionary

  • anguish — n. (formal) 1) to cause anguish 2) deep; mental anguish 3) anguish at, over 4) in anguish (in anguish over smb. s death) * * * [ æŋgwɪʃ] mental anguish over (formal) to cause anguish deep anguish at …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Anguish — For the movie, see Anguish (film) Anguish is a term used in contemporary philosophy, often as a translation from the German angst, meaning dread . It is a paramount feature of existentialist philosophy, in which anguish is often understood as the …   Wikipedia

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