(sometimes capital) a person who writes the replies to readers’ letters in an agony column Gender-netural form advice columnist
an advice columnist for a periodical or media program
Ann Landers and Dear Abby are agony aunts.
from ‘agony’ as personal problems and ‘aunt’ for one offering comfort and advice
- Agony uncle
noun (sometimes capital) a man who writes the replies to readers’ letters in an agony column Gender-netural form advice columnist
a popular political assembly. the place where such an assembly met, originally a marketplace or public square. the Agora, the chief marketplace of Athens, center of the city’s civic life. an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Israel, the 100th part of a shekel: replaced the prutah as the fractional unit in 1960. Historical Examples […]
an abnormal fear of being in crowds, public places, or open areas, sometimes accompanied by anxiety attacks. Contemporary Examples It talks about her agoraphobia and her diabetes, as well as her recent court testimony, all without judgment or venom. Paula Deen, Comic Book Hero? Tricia Romano September 18, 2013 Historical Examples agoraphobia, for instance, is […]
of, relating to, or characteristic of : She couldn’t leave the house for years because of agoraphobic panic. Also, agoraphobiac [ag-er-uh-foh-bee-ak] /ˌæg ər əˈfoʊ biˌæk/ (Show IPA). a person who suffers from .