agonized

[ag-uh-nahyzd]
adjective
involving or accompanied by agony or severe struggle: an agonized effort.

Origin:
1575–85; agonize + -ed2

agonizedly [ag-uh-nahy-zid-lee] , adverb
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agonize

[ag-uh-nahyz]
verb (used without object), agonized, agonizing.
1.
to suffer extreme pain or anguish; be in agony.
2.
to put forth great effort of any kind.
verb (used with object), agonized, agonizing.
3.
to distress with extreme pain; torture.
Also, especially British, agonise.


Origin:
1575–85; < Medieval Latin agōnizāre < Greek agōnízesthai to struggle (for a prize), equivalent to agōn- agon + -izesthai -ize

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agonize or agonise (ˈæɡəˌnaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to suffer or cause to suffer agony
2.  (intr) to make a desperate effort; struggle; strive
 
[C16: via Medieval Latin from Greek agōnizesthai to contend for a prize, from agōnagon]
 
agonise or agonise
 
vb
 
[C16: via Medieval Latin from Greek agōnizesthai to contend for a prize, from agōnagon]
 
'agonizingly or agonise
 
adv
 
'agonisingly or agonise
 
adv

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agonize
1580s, "to torture," from M.L. agonizare, from Gk. agonizesthai "to contend in the struggle" (see agony). Intrans. sense of "to suffer physical pain" is recorded from 1660s. That of "to worry intensely" is from 1853.
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Example sentences
Where the former film is agonized and sullen, the latter is mischievous and
  restive, daring us to be dismayed by its insolence.
He agonized endlessly, publicly lamenting having become emotionally involved in
  case after case.
She became depressed and agonized about how to go on with photography.
The general agonized over what to do, knowing that so many lives were at stake.
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