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adjective [usually before noun]     agonizing pronunciation in British English
/ˈæɡənaɪzɪŋ/
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  1. 1
    an agonizing event or period of time is very upsetting and seems to happen very slowly because something bad is happening

    For 32 agonizing seconds the plane dived and shook.

    1. a.
      an agonizing choice or decision takes a long time because it is very difficult to make

      I was faced with an agonizing dilemma.

  2. 2
    very painful

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