agony - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    great pain
    in agony:

    William fell to the ground, writhing in agony.

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  2. 2
    a strong and unpleasant feeling, especially great worry or sadness
    agony of:

    She had to go through the agony of leaving her children.

    be agony:

    Waiting for the results was agony.

    in an agony of literary:

    I was in an agony of embarrassment.