agonized

adjective

Definition of agonized 

: characterized by, suffering, or expressing agony

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Examples of agonized in a Sentence

an agonized cry of despair one look at his agonized, tearful eyes and it was clear that something was terribly wrong

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While some series would explain away Camille's agonized path with straightforward flashbacks, Sharp Objects does not. refinery29.com, "Sharp Objects Review: It’s Exactly What You Need During The Big Little Lies Drought," 5 July 2018 Constantly cloaked in shadow or grimacing in agonized resolution (such good work from Luca Casalanguida there). OregonLive.com, "WW #88: Be careful when you say you're the baddest wrestler in the galaxy," 29 Dec. 2017 These would include Martin Starr as his brother, Adam; Shiri Appleby as his sister, Ruthie; Fred Melamed and Rhea Perlman as his agonized parents; and Hannah Heller as Adam’s wife, Zelda, whose recent brain damage no one really wants to address. John Anderson, WSJ, "‘Lemon’ Review: Where Sour Meets Sweet," 17 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of agonized

1583, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agonized

from past participle of agonize

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agonized

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of agonized

: showing mental or physical pain or agony

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