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 Dictionary entry overview: What does agony mean? 

AGONY (noun)
  The noun AGONY has 2 senses:

1. intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain
2. a state of acute pain

  Familiarity information: AGONY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

AGONY (noun)

Sense 1agony [BACK TO TOP]


Intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions


agony; torment; torture

Context examples:

an agony of doubt / the torments of the damned

Hypernyms ("agony" is a kind of...):

hurt; suffering (feelings of mental or physical pain)

Sense 2agony [BACK TO TOP]


A state of acute pain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


excruciation; suffering; agony

Hypernyms ("agony" is a kind of...):

hurting; pain (a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "agony"):

throe (severe spasm of pain)

Passion; Passion of Christ (the suffering of Jesus at the crucifixion)

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