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Synonyms for agonizingag·o·niz·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agonizing, agonising, excruciating, harrowing, torturing, torturous, torturesomeadjective

    extremely painful

    Synonyms:
    harrowing, torturing, excruciating, agonising, torturesome, torturous

    Antonyms:
    painless

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  1. List of paraphrases for "agonizing":

    painful, distressing, nagging, harrowing

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How to use agonizing in a sentence?

  1. Scott Larimer:

    That was an agonizing choice they had to make, to leave a buddy behind.

  2. Sidney Madwed:

    I was always puzzled by the fact that people have a great deal of trouble and pain when and if they are forced or feel forced to change a belief or circumstance which they hold dear. I found what I believe is the answer when I read that a Canadian neurosurgeon discovered some truths about the human mind which revealed the intensity of this problem. He conducted some experiments which proved that when a person is forced to change a basic belief or viewpoint, the brain undergoes a series of nervous sensations equivalent to the most agonizing torture.

  3. Mustafa Qadri:

    FIFA has spent much time, money and political capital investigating alleged corruption in the Russia and Qatar World Cup bids, and agonizing over the scheduling of the tournament, but the organization has yet to demonstrate any real commitment to ensuring Qatar 2022 is not built on a foundation of exploitation and abuse.

  4. Adam Schiff:

    I think you end up funding other hostage taking and the cycle just perpetuates itself, so I think our decision is the right one, rather, try to rescue our hostages than pay ransoms, and, of course, prospectively trying to keep our people out of harm's way. I think that is really the right policy, as painful as it is, and as enormously agonizing as it is for the families of these hostages.

  5. Mary Todd Lincoln:

    In grief, words are a poor consolation - silence and agonizing tears are all that is left the sufferer.

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