Synonyms and Antonyms of agony
1 a situation or state that causes great suffering and unhappiness <waiting all those hours to hear if he'd survived the plane crash was pure agony> Synonyms hell, Gehenna, horror, misery, murder, nightmare, torment, tortureRelated Words affliction, calvary, cross, curse, ordeal, trial, tribulation; calamity, misfortune, tragedy; gall, thorn; bummer, downer, dragNear Antonyms delight, diversion, entertainment, fun, joy, pleasure, recreation; lark, picnic, riotAntonyms heaven, paradise
2 a state of great suffering of body or mind <the agony of never knowing what happened to her son> Synonyms affliction, distress, anguish, excruciation, hurt, misery, pain, rack, strait(s), torment, torture, travail, tribulation, woeRelated Words discomfort; cross, crucible, trial; heartache, heartbreak, joylessness, sadness, sorrow, unhappiness; emergency, pinch; asperity, difficulty, hardship, rigor; ache, pang, smarting, soreness, stitch, throe, twinge; danger, jeopardy, troubleNear Antonyms comfort, consolation, solace; alleviation, assuagement, ease, relief; peace, security; well-being
3 a sudden intense expression of strong feeling <the announcement that the war was over unleashed a mass agony of joy> Synonyms outburst, blaze, burst, ebullition, eruption, explosion, fit, flare, flare-up, flash, flush, gale, gush, gust, paroxysm, spasm, stormRelated Words blowup, grouch, rage, tantrum; ecstasy, rapture, transport; delirium, firestorm, frenzy, furor
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