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agonizing

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