agonizing


agonizing

adjective

: very mentally or physically painful

Full Definition of AGONIZING

:  causing agony
ag·o·niz·ing·ly adverb

Examples of AGONIZING

  1. a long and agonizing battle with cancer
  2. She made the agonizing decision to cancel the trip.
  3. The agonizing wait was finally over.
  4. He was in agonizing pain.

First Known Use of AGONIZING

1593

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