anguished

[ang-gwisht]

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see anguish, -ed3

nonanguished, adjective
unanguished, adjective
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anguish

[ang-gwish]
noun
1.
excruciating or acute distress, suffering, or pain: the anguish of grief.
verb (used with object)
2.
to inflict with distress, suffering, or pain.
verb (used without object)
3.
to suffer, feel, or exhibit anguish: to anguish over the loss of a loved one.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English anguisse < Old French < Latin angustia tight place, equivalent to angust(us) narrow + -ia -ia; cf. anxious; akin to anger


1. agony, torment, torture. See pain.


1. delight, comfort, relief.
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anguish (ˈæŋɡwɪʃ)
 
n
1.  extreme pain or misery; mental or physical torture; agony
 
vb
2.  to afflict or be afflicted with anguish
 
[C13: from Old French angoisse a strangling, from Latin angustia narrowness, from angustus narrow]

anguished (ˈæŋɡwɪʃt)
 
adj
feeling or expressing anguish

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anguish
early 13c., "acute bodily or mental suffering," from O.Fr. anguisse, angoisse "choking sensation, distress, anxiety, rage," from L. angustia "tightness, distress," from ang(u)ere "to throttle, torment" (see anger). The verb is attested from early 14c., intrans.; late 14c., trans.
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Example sentences
Peck often played morally anguished heroes who displayed grace under fire.
Brokers reported anguished calls from retail clients begging for a piece of the
  action.
All sorts of sober sociological theories could be advanced to explain the
  anguished turmoil of adolescence.
But the tone is of fatalistic humour, not anguished exasperation.
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