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
For hour after agonizing hour, the men wait, aware that every passing minute could be their last.
Indeed, Poly Prep's treatment of Foglietta and his victims suggests an agonizing template for how abuse can proliferate unchecked over a long period of time.
This is the anguished short view, as tweeted by wide receiver Golden Tate, who came within 10 inches of helping his team beat the defending NFC champion Falcons on Sunday in one of the most agonizing losses a team can have.
For the families of the 10 sailors who went missing when the USS John S. McCain collided with a commercial vessel east of Singapore, the days after have been an agonizing wait.
In between, for hour after agonizing hour, the men wait, aware that every passing minute could end up being one of the last in their lives.
Thursday’s announcement was the latest development in what has been an agonizing journey for the Beckford family.
Over the course of seven batters and an agonizing, miserable, borderline surreal half hour, Washington’s entire season went off the rails, careened into a ditch, landed in a puddle of gasoline and burst into flames.
The agonizing feeling for the program is that it was supposed to be special.
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Synonymsafflicting, bitter, cruel, excruciating, galling, grievous, harrowing, harsh, heartrending, hurtful, painful, tormenting, torturous
Antonymsgratifying, pleasing, sweet
Related Wordsinsufferable, insupportable, intolerable, unacceptable, unbearable, unendurable, unsupportable; appalling, awful, bad, dire, dreadful, ghastly, horrible, miserable, nasty, rotten, severe, terrible, vile, wretched; acute, extreme, intense, piercing
Near Antonymsbearable, endurable, supportable, sustainable, tolerable; livable (also liveable), sufferable, survivable; acceptable, allowable, reasonable
AGONIZING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of agonizing for English Language Learners
: very mentally or physically painful
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