Agonize ( verb , noun )

(As a verb)

Agonize ( verb )

  1. To suffer extreme physical or mental pain.
  2. To experience intense feelings of anxiety or doubt, especially over a long period of time.

Origin:

Late 16th century (in the sense "take part in an agon, or contest"): from greek agōnizesthai, from agōn "contest".

Examples:

  1. He agonized over the decision.
  2. She agonized in labor for hours.
  3. He was agonizing over whether to take the job.
  4. She was agonizing over whether to break up with her boyfriend.
  5. The patient was agonizing in pain.

(As a noun)

Agonize ( noun )

  1. To suffer extreme physical or mental pain.
  2. To experience intense feelings of anxiety or doubt, especially over a long period of time.

Origin:

Late 16th century (in the sense "take part in an agon, or contest"): from greek agōnizesthai, from agōn "contest".

Examples:

  1. He agonized over the decision.
  2. She agonized in labor for hours.
  3. He was agonizing over whether to take the job.
  4. She was agonizing over whether to break up with her boyfriend.
  5. The patient was agonizing in pain.
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