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Definition 1: intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where agony or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an agony of doubt
  • the torments of the damned

Synonyms for agony in the sense of this definition

(agony is a kind of ...) feelings of mental or physical pain

Definition 2: a state of acute pain - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for agony in the sense of this definition

(agony is a kind of ...) a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder

"the patient developed severe pain and distension"

(... is a kind of agony ) severe spasm of pain

"the throes of dying" "the throes of childbirth"

(... is a kind of agony ) the suffering of Jesus at the Crucifixion

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