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English definition of “agonizing”

agonizing

adjective (UK usually agonising)     /ˈæɡ.ə.naɪ.zɪŋ/
causing extreme physical or mental pain : an agonizing death Pain and painfulSaddening, shocking and upsetting causing extreme worry : She went through an agonizing few weeks waiting for the test results . We are faced with an agonizing choice / decision / dilemma .Saddening, shocking and upsetting agonizingly (UK usually agonisingly)     /-li/ adverb
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