Definition of pang
1 : a brief piercing spasm of pain the pangs of childbirth
2 : a sharp attack of mental anguish pangs of remorse a pang of guilt a pang of disappointment
Examples of pang in a Sentence
those hunger pangs that strike you in the middle of the afternoon
Recent Examples of pang from the Web
His poems knock the wind out of you, first with laughter, then with pangs of heartbreak.
In their final confrontation, Chuck told his younger brother that high-minded intentions and pangs of conscience don’t matter—
But since the first birth pangs of the AHCA, message-conscious Republicans have insisted that cost increases in the current system should be blamed on the Obama administration, not on them.
And in her private moments Claire is obviously experiencing some new pangs.
An actual, physical pang in my chest that elicited tender feelings.
While the Cassini team is eagerly anticipating a new batch of science, some members are also starting to feel the first pangs of sorrow that their time at Saturn will soon come to an end.
After all, who among us — even an only child — hasn’t felt the pang of abandonment, if not sibling rivalry, at some point?
Or Chinese celery with its bitter pang; drippings from steamed chicken; and pickled garlic with its brine, all tossed in yum woon sen, a cool, summery heap of mung-bean noodles.
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Origin and Etymology of pang
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
First Known Use of pang
PANG Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pang for English Language Learners
: a sudden, strong feeling of physical or emotional pain
PANG Defined for Kids
Definition of pang for Students
: a sudden sharp feeling of physical pain or emotion hunger pangs a pang or guilt
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