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Definition of the adjective agonizing

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adjective - degrees: more agonizing / most agonizing

  1. extremely painful
    • examples: It is agonizing for America to lose our young men and women. | It is agonizing for the united States to lose our young men and women. | Between the sweating tourists and the agonizing pigeons, Paris, during the summer, is madly elegant! | The pain is agonizing. | The pain was agonizing. | An agonizing suspicion haunted my brain.
    • alternative spelling: agonising
    • synonyms of agonizing: excruciating / harrowing / torturesome / torturing / torturous
    • similar: painful

Alternative definition of the adjective agonizing


  1. Causing agony.

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Google previewSafire's Political Dictionary (2008)

by William Safire

agonizing reappraisal Still hyphenated in many dictionaries, it has lost its hyphen in current journalistic use. Though the word now has an old-fashioned flavor, it has been embraced in the blogosphere, where it has found an eminent new ...

Google previewPonapean-English Dictionary (1979)

by Kenneth L. Rehg, Damian G. Sohl

agonizing painful, agonizing, torturous: weirek agree to agree, to like: kupwurki. to heed, to pay 126 action English-Ponapean.

Google previewColour Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

by Oxford Dictionaries,

(agonizing) very painful or worrying. agony noun (plural agonies) extreme suffering. 1agony column Brit. informal a column in a newspaper or magazine offering advice on readers' personal problems. agoraphobia /ag-uh-ruh-foh-bi- uh/ ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture (2004)

by Glenda Abramson

Art might better probe what Kalisky advances as the underlying cause of the National Socialist rise to power:its irresistibleappeal to people whose “agonizing availability” (“angoissante disponibilité”)forms the very foundation ofour crisisridden ...

Google previewThe Big Dictionary of Dreams (2015)

The Ultimate Resource for Interpreting Your Dreams by Martha Clarke

Agonizing This dream portends a radical change in the life of those who experience it. So, if you are sick and agonize in a dream, it is likely that ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

(agonizes, agonizing, agonized) 1 worry greatly. 2 (as adj. agonizing) very painful or worrying. agony n. (pl. agonies) great pain or distress. – origin Greek ago ̄nia. agony aunt n. Brit. informal a person who answers letters in an agony column.

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A hundred no's are less agonizing than one insincere yes.
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Scrabble value of A1G2O1N1I1Z10I1N1G2

The value of this 9-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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