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Synonyms for anguish
ˈæŋ gwɪʃan·guish

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Wiktionary4.5 / 2 votes

  1. anguishnoun

    torture, agony, cross, calvary, torment, pang

  2. anguishverb

    To suffer pain.

    torture, calvary, torment, pang, agony, cross

English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 3 votes

  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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. anguish

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

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

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. anguish, torment, torturenoun

    extreme mental distress

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

  2. anguishverb

    extreme distress of body or mind

    torture, torment

  3. anguishverb

    suffer great pains or distress

    pain, hurt

  4. pain, anguish, hurtverb

    cause emotional anguish or make miserable

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

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. anguishnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. anguishnoun

    agony, distress, torture, misery, pang, remorse

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "anguish":

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

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  1. Eugene Ionesco:

    Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.

  2. C. C. Colton:

    Anguish of mind has driven thousands to suicide; anguish of body, none. This proves that the health of the mind is of far more consequence to our happiness, than the health of the body, although both are deserving of much more attention than either of them receive.

  3. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    Our quaint metaphysical opinions, in an hour of anguish, are like playthings by the bedside of a child deathly sick.

  4. President Obama:

    In one afternoon 50 years ago, so much of our turbulent history -- the stain of slavery and anguish of civil war; the yoke of segregation and tyranny of Jim Crow; the death of four little girls in Birmingham, and the dream of a Baptist preacher -- met on this bridge.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    As a husband and as a father, I cannot begin to imagine the anguish that the Weinstein and Lo Porto port families are enduring today ... I know that there is nothing that I can ever say or do to ease the heartache.

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  • معاناةArabic
  • измъчвам, страдам, мъчение, терзание, страдание, измъчвам сеBulgarian
  • Todesangst, Kreuz, AgonieGerman
  • υποφέρω, μαρτύριο, αγωνιώ, βασανίζομαι, πονώ, αγωνία, βασανίζω, οδύνηGreek
  • anxtia, angustia, angustiar, congojaSpanish
  • غم و اندوهPersian
  • kärsimys, tuskaFinnish
  • croix, affres de la mort, calvaire, angoisse de la mortFrench
  • ard-ghuinnManx
  • gyötrelem, kín, gyötrődés, aggodalomHungarian
  • deritaIndonesian
  • soffrire, croce, angoscia, agonia, ambascia, penare, addolorare, calvarioItalian
  • צַעַרHebrew
  • داخKurdish
  • angustiaLatin
  • auētangaMāori
  • doodsangst, doodsstrijd, martelen, martelgang, lijden, hevig, agonieDutch
  • cierpieniePolish
  • agonia, angústiaPortuguese
  • chinui, chin, suferi, agonieRomanian
  • мучить, страдание, му́ка, тоска, терзание, мучениеRussian
  • agonija, patitiSerbo-Croatian

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