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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:
    badgering, distortion, worrying, overrefinement, torturing, straining, harassment, torture, bedevilment, twisting, agony, curse, torment

  2. anguish(verb)

    extreme distress of body or mind

    Synonyms:
    torture, torment

  3. anguish(verb)

    suffer great pains or distress

    Synonyms:
    pain, hurt

  4. pain, anguish, hurt(verb)

    cause emotional anguish or make miserable

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

    Synonyms:
    smart, hurt, pain, trouble, injure, wound, bruise, suffer, offend, ache, ail, spite

Wiktionary

  1. anguish(noun)

    Extreme pain, either of body or mind; excruciating distress.

    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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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Translations for anguish

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  • страдам, страдание, измъчвам се, мъчение, измъчвам, терзаниеBulgarian
  • Kreuz, Todesangst, AgonieGerman
  • βασανίζω, οδύνη, υποφέρω, αγωνία, πονώ, αγωνιώ, μαρτύριο, βασανίζομαιGreek
  • angustia, angustiar, congoja, anxtiaSpanish
  • 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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