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Anguish Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    anguish n
  1. extreme mental distress [syn: torment, torture]
  2. extreme distress of body or mind v
  3. suffer great pains or distress
  4. cause emotional anguish or make miserable; "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school" [syn: pain, hurt]
Anguish Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
Anguish Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Anguish \An"guish\, v. t. [Cf. F. angoisser, fr. L. angustiare.] To distress with extreme pain or grief. [R.] --Temple.

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Anguish'

  • Anguish: Anguish is a term used in philosophy , often as a translation from the German Angst . in which anguish is often understood as the ...
  • Anguish (film): Anguish (Angustia) is a 1987 Spanish produced horror film starring Zelda Rubinstein , Michael Lerner , Talia Paul, Angel Jove and Clara ...
  • Anguish (album): Anguish (1991) is the debut album by the industrial and synthpop band, And One . It was released in mid-1991 on Machinery Records. ...
  • Douglas Anguish: Douglas Keith Anguish (born July 8, 1950 in Meadow Lake , Saskatchewan ) was a New Democratic Party member of the Canadian House of Commons ...
  • Ancient Anguish: Ancient Anguish, abbreviated AA, is a fantasy -themed MUD , a text-based online role-playing game . Founded in 1991 by Balz "Zor" ...
  • Charles Anguish: Charles Anguish aka Charles Clarke (born 13 February 1769 at Bloomsbury , London ; died 25 May 1797 at the Cape of Good Hope , South Africa ...
  • Hope in Anguish: Hope in Anguish is the eighth album released by East West . Most of the band's fans were highly disappointed with the CD, saying that the ...
  • Screams of Anguish: Screams of Anguish is the debut album by Brutality and was released in 1993 on Nuclear Blast . Track listing ": "These Walls Shall Be Your ...
  • Anguish of Ireland: King Anguish of Ireland is a mythological character in the stories of King Arthur . He is the father of Iseult , and one of Arthur's early ...
  • Of Long Duration Anguish: Of Long Duration Anguish is the second album by Estonian death metal band Aggressor . This was the last album the band did under the name ...

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'Anguish' in famous quotation sentence

* Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together. - Eugene Ionesco

* Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down. - Hector Berlioz

* The loss of a friend is like that of a limb time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired. - Robert Southey

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Anguish Sample Sentences in News

  • Anguish of UK hostage's friends
    Friend of British hostage Alan Henning say they have been 'hit hard' by his kidnapping by Islamic State militants. Read more on this news related to 'Anguish'
  • Anguish for families of the missing in east Ukraine
    DONETSK: In what was once the Ukrainian secret service headquarters in Donetsk, a group of women, eyes rimmed in red, come seeking the help of the city's new rebel masters in an anguished search for missing husbands and sons. Read more on this news related to 'Anguish'
  • Friend of murdered Brit expressed anguish over death
    David Miller, pictured, was a friend of Sean McAnna and was planning on meeting up the night he was killed. Credit: Family of David Miller One of the friends of one of the British tourists who were found dead on a beach at the Thai resort island of Koh Tao has taken to Facebook to express his grief over his death. Read more on this news related to 'Anguish'

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