agonizing

adjective
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

Definition of agonizing

: causing agony

agonizingly

adverb

Examples of agonizing in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of agonizing

from present participle of agonize


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Definition of agonizing for English Language Learners

  • : very mentally or physically painful



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