- That causes or produces agony or anguish; characterized by extreme anguish or painful struggles: as, <em>agonizing</em> suspense; “agonizing distress,”
- Indicative of or expressing agony or anguish: as, an <em>agonizing</em> cry.
- In the last agony; in the throes of death. See the extract.
- causing agony. Opposite to <ant>painless</ant>.
- Causing <xref>agony</xref>.
- Present participle of <xref>agonize</xref>.
- extremely painful