agony Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Definition of “agony” - English Dictionary

"agony" in American English

See all translations

agonynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈæɡ·ə·ni/
extremephysical or ​mentalpain or ​suffering, or a ​period of such ​suffering: [U] They put her on ​painkillers, but they didn’t do enough, and she was in agony.
(Definition of agony from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







(Definition of agony from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “agony”
in Korean 고통…
in Arabic ألَم مُبرِح…
in Malaysian penderitaan…
in French agonie, douleur intense…
in Russian агония…
in Chinese (Traditional) (肉體或精神的)極度痛苦…
in Italian dolore estremo, angoscia…
in Turkish çok yoğun zihinsel/fiziksel ıstırap, sıkıntı…
in Polish męczarnia, agonia…
in Spanish agonía…
in Vietnamese đau đớn…
in Portuguese agonia…
in Thai ความทรมาน…
in German die Qual…
in Catalan dolor molt fort…
in Japanese 苦痛, 激しい痛み…
in Chinese (Simplified) (肉体或精神的)极度痛苦…
in Indonesian penderitaan…
What is the pronunciation of agony?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

procession

a line of people who are all walking or travelling in the same direction, especially in a formal way as part of a religious ceremony or public celebration

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More