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Definition 1: extreme mental distress - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for anguish in the sense of this definition

(anguish is a kind of ...) psychological suffering

"the death of his wife caused him great distress"

Definition 2: extreme distress of body or mind - [noun denoting state]

(anguish is a kind of ...) a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)

"a ship in distress" "she was the classic maiden in distress"

Definition 3: cause emotional anguish or make miserable - [verb of emotion]

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

  • It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school

Synonyms for anguish in the sense of this definition

(anguish is a kind of ...) cause to lose one's composure

(... is a kind of anguish ) cause deep emotional pain and grief to somebody

"The young man broke the girl's heart when he told her was going to marry her best friend"

(... is a kind of anguish ) cause to agonize

(... is a kind of anguish ) give pain or trouble to

"I've been sorely tried by these students"

(... is a kind of anguish ) torment emotionally or mentally

(anguish causes ...) experience (emotional) pain

"Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

Definition 4: suffer great pains or distress - [verb of emotion]

(anguish is a kind of ...) experience (emotional) pain

"Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

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