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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)

    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:

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

How to pronounce anguish?

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How to use anguish in a sentence?

  1. Gayle King:

    It’s still very painful. It’s still very hurtful, charlie and I, we have worked together, been friends. But when you think about the anguish of those women, despite the friendship, you still have to report the news.

  2. J. K. Rowling:

    We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on.

  3. Donald Trump:

    While reopening the government is long overdue, I will not celebrate a temporary reprieve to a politically motivated crisis that has left many federal employees in anguish over how to pay their bills, feed their families, and keep a roof over their heads.

  4. 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.

  5. Donald Trump:

    In the midst of such profound anguish, one memory fills us with hope, when evil showed its hideous face, Americans of all walks of life rose up -- and they did, they rose up -- they defied fear, they stared down death to protect the innocent. And stand tall they did just for righteous and for good.


Translations for anguish

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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