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1. anguish

noun. ['ˈæŋgwɪʃ'] extreme mental distress.

Synonyms

  • torture
  • suffering
  • distress
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • worst
  • inactivity
  • best
  • refrain

Etymology

  • anguishe (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Anguish

  • darwish
  • distinguish
  • jaquish
  • relinquish
  • relinquish
  • vanquish

How do you pronounce anguish?

Pronounce anguish as ˈæŋgwɪʃ.

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Sentences with anguish


1. Noun, singular or mass
Most people know the anguish that an ant problem within their home can cause.

2. Adjective
Dwelling on your break-up will only cause you further anguish and heartache.

Quotes about anguish


1. As I write, I control my anxiety and anguish thanks to the invaluable aid of irony and humor. But every night I am subdued by an anxiety that knows no irony, and I must wait until the next day to rediscover the blend of anguish and humor that characterizes my writing and that generates my style.
- Enrique Vila-Matas

2. Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it.
- Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

3. The beauty of the world...has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
- Virginia Woolf

2. anguish

noun. ['ˈæŋgwɪʃ'] extreme distress of body or mind.

Antonyms

  • forbid

Etymology

  • anguishe (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. anguish

verb. ['ˈæŋgwɪʃ'] suffer great pains or distress.

Antonyms

  • functional disorder

Etymology

  • anguishe (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. anguish

verb. ['ˈæŋgwɪʃ'] cause emotional anguish or make miserable.

Synonyms

  • torment
  • agonise
  • torture
  • rack
  • try
  • suffer
  • excruciate
  • untune
  • upset
  • agonize
  • pain
  • disconcert
  • break someone's heart
  • discompose
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • be full
  • be well
  • enjoy
  • better

Etymology

  • anguishe (Middle English (1100-1500))
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