Definition of agonizing
: causing agony
Examples of agonizing in a Sentence
a long and agonizing battle with cancer
She made the agonizing decision to cancel the trip.
The agonizing wait was finally over.
He was in agonizing pain.
Recent Examples of agonizing from the Web
The resulting blue glow — known as Cherenkov radiation — has accidentally and abruptly flashed at least 60 times since the dawn of the nuclear age, signaling an instantaneous nuclear charge and causing a total of 21 agonizing deaths.
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During 16 agonizing minutes of arguing, the press corps pushed back — and Spicer accused the journalists of inaccurate reporting.
Across the Atlantic, the European Central Bank is edging toward ending extraordinary steps to speed growth in the 19 countries that use the euro, a sign that an agonizing era of stagnation may be nearing an end.
The loss was especially agonizing to Hampe, who transferred from St. Laurence after his sophomore season.
EUGENE -- In March, after Florida's agonizing half-point loss to Texas A&M in the NCAA indoor track and field championships, Gators freshman Grant Holloway made a promise.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cleveland Cavaliers opted not to have practice the day after their agonizing Game 3 loss, choosing to hold a film session instead.
There’s nothing more agonizing than seeing having a person who is treated as less equal under the law or by society in any way and feeling totally powerless in being able to defend them.
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AGONIZING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of agonizing for English Language Learners
: very mentally or physically painful
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