• 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
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