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Synonyms for anguish
ˈæŋ gwɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anguish, torment, torture(noun)

    extreme mental distress

    Synonyms:
    warm-up, tune-up, prolusion, foreword, preface

  2. anguish(noun)

    extreme distress of body or mind

    Synonyms:
    pomade, pomatum

  3. pain, anguish, hurt(verb)

    cause emotional anguish or make miserable

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

    Synonyms:
    cuticle, racing shell, casing, case, eggshell, carapace, shield, scale, plate

  4. anguish(verb)

    suffer great pains or distress

    Synonyms:
    dish up, circulate, shell out, apportion, plow, spread, carry on, lot, pass on, dish out, portion, deal out, allot, serve up, care, portion out, sell, take, treat, share, dispense, dole out, divvy up, grapple, make out, accord, assign, deal, parcel out, disperse, circularize, manage, contend, administer, give out, grant, trade, address, handle, disseminate, pass around, hand out, mete out, administrate, pass out, diffuse, broadcast, distribute, propagate, conduct, serve, cover, circularise, consider, make do, get by, stagger, look at, cope, dish

Wiktionary

  1. anguish(noun)

    Synonyms:
    torture, agony, cross, calvary, torment, pang

  2. anguish(verb)

    To suffer pain.

    Synonyms:
    torture, calvary, torment, pang, agony, cross

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. anguish

    Anxiety is, according to its derivation, a choking disquiet, akin to anguish; anxiety is mental; anguish may be mental or physical; anguish is in regard to the known, anxiety in regard to the unknown; anguish is because of what has happened, anxiety because of what may happen. Anxiety refers to some future event, always suggesting hopeful possibility, and thus differing from apprehension, fear, dread, foreboding, terror, all of which may be quite despairing. In matters within our reach, anxiety always stirs the question whether something can not be done, and is thus a valuable spur to doing; in this respect it is allied to care. Foreboding, dread, etc., commonly incapacitate for all helpful thought or endeavor. Worry is a more petty, restless, and manifest anxiety; anxiety may be quiet and silent; worry is communicated to all around. Solicitude is a milder anxiety. Fretting or fretfulness is a weak complaining without thought of accomplishing or changing anything, but merely as a relief to one's own disquiet. Perplexity often involves anxiety, but may be quite free from it. A student may be perplexed regarding a translation, yet, if he has time enough, not at all anxious regarding it.

    Synonyms:
    anxiety, apprehension, care, concern, disquiet, disturbance, dread, fear, foreboding, fretfulness, fretting, misgiving, perplexity, solicitude, trouble, worry

    Antonyms:
    apathy, assurance, calmness, carelessness, confidence, ease, light-heartedness, nonchalance, satisfaction, tranquillity

    Preposition:
    Anxiety for a friend's return; anxiety about, in regard to, or concerning the future.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. anguish

    Synonyms:
    pain, pang, wound, sorrow, distress, grief, discomfort, torture, excruciation, agony, torment

    Antonyms:
    ease, pleasure, enjoyment, ecstasy, rapture, relief, solace, comfort, assuagement

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. anguish(n.)

    Synonyms:
    agony (especially of the mind), torment, torture, rack, pang, severe pain, extreme suffering, acute distress

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. anguish(n)

    Synonyms:
    agony, distress, torture, misery, pang, remorse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "anguish":

    anxiety, distress, angst, agony, pain, suffering, sorrow, grief, dread, heartbreak

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How to use anguish in a sentence?

  1. Jacob Frey:

    We recognize that none of this happens in a vacuum, and it is righteous to vent that pain and anguish in the form of peaceful protest. But what happened last night was neither peaceful nor was it a form of protest that moves us forward.

  2. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Acquiring great wealth does not eliminate one’s problems, concerns, and mental anguish, it only alters them.

  3. Philip Dubois:

    Lisa and I grieve for this senseless loss of young life and share in the anguish of their parents, their families and you, their friends.

  4. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    When one completes complex or difficult tasks and assignments without anguish or physical trauma, they’ve evolved to the top floor and must look down to view people.

  5. Georges Bataille:

    The anguish of the neurotic individual is the same as that of the saint. The neurotic, the saint are engaged in the same battle. Their blood flows from similar wounds. But the first one gasps and the other one gives.

Images & Illustrations of anguish

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Translations for anguish

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  • معاناةArabic
  • страдам, страдание, измъчвам се, мъчение, измъчвам, терзаниеBulgarian
  • Kreuz, Todesangst, AgonieGerman
  • βασανίζω, οδύνη, υποφέρω, αγωνία, πονώ, αγωνιώ, μαρτύριο, βασανίζομαιGreek
  • angustia, angustiar, congoja, anxtiaSpanish
  • غم و اندوهPersian
  • tuska, kärsimysFinnish
  • angoisse de la mort, croix, affres de la mort, calvaireFrench
  • ard-ghuinnManx
  • aggodalom, gyötrelem, kín, gyötrődésHungarian
  • angoscia, agonia, penare, ambascia, addolorare, croce, calvario, soffrireItalian
  • צַעַרHebrew
  • داخKurdish
  • angustiaLatin
  • auētangaMāori
  • doodsstrijd, martelgang, agonie, martelen, doodsangst, lijden, hevigDutch
  • cierpieniePolish
  • angústia, agoniaPortuguese
  • agonie, suferi, chin, chinuiRomanian
  • му́ка, страдание, терзание, мучение, тоска, мучитьRussian
  • agonija, patitiSerbo-Croatian

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