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anguish

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1 a state of great suffering of body or mind

  • as a new teacher, she was in real anguish over the decision to report the cheating
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sorrow, grief, anguish, woe, regret mean distress of mind. sorrow implies a sense of loss or a sense of guilt and remorse.
    • a family united in sorrow upon the patriarch's death
grief implies poignant sorrow for an immediate cause.
    • the inexpressible grief of the bereaved parents
anguish suggests torturing grief or dread.
    • the anguish felt by the parents of the kidnapped child
woe is deep or inconsolable grief or misery.
    • cries of woe echoed throughout the bombed city
regret implies pain caused by deep disappointment, fruitless longing, or unavailing remorse.
    • nagging regret for missed opportunities

anguish

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2 to feel deep sadness or mental pain

  • I anguished over the loss of my father for years afterwards
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eat one's heart out, tear one's hair

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