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anguish


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anguish  \An"guish\,  n.  [OE.  anguishe,  anguise,  angoise  F. 
  angoisse  fr  L.  angustia  narrowness,  difficulty,  distress, 
  fr  angustus  narrow,  difficult,  fr  angere  to  press  together. 
  See  {Anger}.] 
  Extreme  pain,  either  of  body  or  mind;  excruciating  distress. 
 
  But  they  hearkened  not  unto  Moses  for  anguish  of 
  spirit,  and  for  cruel  bondage.  --Ex.  vi  9. 
 
  Anguish  as  of  her  that  bringeth  forth  her  first  child. 
  --Jer.  iv  31. 
 
  Note:  Rarely  used  in  the  plural: 
 
  Ye  miserable  people,  you  must  go  to  God  in 
  anguishes,  and  make  your  prayer  to  him 
  --Latimer. 
 
  Syn:  Agony;  pang;  torture;  torment.  See  {Agony}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anguish  \An"guish\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  F.  angoisser  fr  L.  angustiare.] 
  To  distress  with  extreme  pain  or  grief.  [R.]  --Temple. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anguish 
  n  1:  extreme  mental  distress  [syn:  {torment},  {torture}] 
  2:  extreme  distress  of  body  or  mind 
  v  :  cause  anguish;,  make  miserable  [syn:  {pain},  {hurt}] 




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