Definition of Agonizing

1. Adjective. Extremely painful.

Exact synonyms: Agonising, Excruciating, Harrowing, Torturesome, Torturing, Torturous
Similar to: Painful
Derivative terms: Torture, Torture



Definition of Agonizing

1. Adjective. Causing agony. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of agonize) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Agonizing

1. agonize [v] - See also: agonize

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Literary usage of Agonizing

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1. Rural Rides in the Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hants, Berks, Oxford by William Cobbett (1908)
"... of the offenders at large: the agonizing distress of the farmers will make them comparatively indifferent with regard to these violences ; and, at last, ..."

2. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1882)
"As I went along towards Cambridge-Court, I call'd at the old -Doctor's [Increase Mather], who was agonizing and Crying 1 John Vincent, a Nonconformist ..."

3. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1905)
"In the infiltrating growths the nerve roots may be divided, or, as has been suggested, even the cord itself sectioned for the relief of the agonizing pain, ..."

4. Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa by Edward Daniel Clarke (1814)
"They expired together, insensible of the horrors of their situation, and were thereby spared the agonizing spectacle oí each other's sufferings. ..."

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