Anguishing



excruciating or acute distress, suffering, or pain:
the anguish of grief.
to inflict with distress, suffering, or pain.
to suffer, feel, or exhibit anguish:
to anguish over the loss of a loved one.
Contemporary Examples

I think what we have seen in terms of gay teenagers committing suicide because of bullying is anguishing.
Kevin Spacey on Casino Jack Kevin Sessums December 13, 2010

But there’s a serious point here, and it extends well beyond the anguishing question of sexual assault.
Let’s Get Real About Abortions David Frum October 28, 2012

For all its anguishing, the Court is actually a bit-player here.
Can Government Call the Shots on Cellphone Privacy? Aziz Huq April 29, 2014

Historical Examples

We resumed our seats, but had hardly done so, when a deep and most anguishing groan was heard, that pierced our very hearts.
Caxton’s Book: A Collection of Essays, Poems, Tales, and Sketches. W. H. Rhodes

And, most anguishing of all, there was no chance that there was a mistake.
The Road to Understanding Eleanor H. Porter

An anguishing desire for the safe and wholesome Present usurped all this mad yearning to obtain the Past.
Incredible Adventures Algernon Blackwood

The wild steed sought to fling up his head to shake off this anguishing weight of seventy odd pounds.
Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories Albert Payson Terhune

Our audiences, as you will have gathered, were often critical folk who could sit with dry eyes through our most anguishing scenes.
The Secrets of a Savoyard Henry A. Lytton

Winnie’s sweet and trusting faith in him filled him with an anguishing shame.
Frank Merriwell’s Reward Burt L. Standish

noun
extreme pain or misery; mental or physical torture; agony
verb
to afflict or be afflicted with anguish
n.

c.1200, “acute bodily or mental suffering,” from Old French anguisse, angoisse “choking sensation, distress, anxiety, rage,” from Latin angustia (plural angustiae) “tightness, straitness, narrowness;” figuratively “distress, difficulty,” from ang(u)ere “to throttle, torment” (see anger (v.)).
v.

early 14c., intransitive and reflexive; mid-14c., transitive, from Old French anguissier (Modern French angoisser), from anguisse (see anguish (n.)). Related: Anguished; anguishing.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Angular

    having an or . consisting of, situated at, or forming an . of, relating to, or measured by an . Physics. pertaining to quantities related to a revolving body that are measured in reference to its axis of revolution. bony, lean, or gaunt: a tall, angular man. acting or moving awkwardly. stiff in manner; unbending. […]

  • Angular acceleration

    the time rate of change of angular velocity of a rotating body. Historical Examples To find the angular acceleration A, draw kt, bt respectively parallel to and at right angles to the link KB. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 8 Various Similarly, if a body is rotated round a vertical axis, we perceive […]



  • Angular cheilitis

    angular cheilitis angular cheilitis n. Inflammation and radiating fissures at the corners of the mouth, secondary to predisposing factors such as overclosure of the jaws in denture wearers, nutritional deficiencies, atopic dermatitis, or Candida albicans infection. Also called commissural cheilitis, perlèche.

  • Angular artery

    angular artery angular artery an·gu·lar artery (āng’gyə-lər) n. An artery that is the terminal branch of the facial artery, distributed through the muscles and skin of the side of the nose, having anastomoses with the lateral nasal and dorsal arteries of the nose and the palpebral arteries from the ophthalmic artery. See artery of angular […]



Disclaimer: Anguishing definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.