Synonyms for agony

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ag-uh-nee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæg ə ni

Top 10 synonyms for agony Other synonyms for the word agony

Définition of agony

Origin :
  • late 14c., "mental suffering" (especially that of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane), from Old French agonie, agoine "anguish, terror, death agony" (14c.), and directly from Late Latin agonia, from Greek agonia "a (mental) struggle for victory," originally "a struggle for victory in the games," from agon "assembly for a contest," from agein "to lead" (see act (n.)). Sense of "extreme bodily suffering" first recorded c.1600.
  • noun suffering, pain
Example sentences :
  • With parched throats, gasping for breath, they lay back in agony.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • He awaited, in an agony of suspense, the rattle of the musketry.
  • Extract from : « The Old Manse (From "Mosses From An Old Manse") » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • And she had died in agony, so that she, Harriett, might keep her hundred pounds.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • Agony by agony, something is gained, and my personal agony counts with the rest.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • "Hear me," he went on, in an agony of entreaty mingled with something like anger.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • The biting finger of agony had drawn lines upon his haggard brow.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • She wrung her hands in agony, distressed that she could not at once repair the evil she had done.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • Cora folded Alice to her bosom in agony, and Duncan sprang to his feet.
  • Extract from : « The Last of the Mohicans » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • It had become an agony of suffering for the man to fight off sleep longer.
  • Extract from : « The Monster Men » by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Josie was lingering on the doorstep in an agony of untrained coquetry.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune Hunter » by Louis Joseph Vance

Antonyms for agony

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019