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anguish

noun [U] uk   /ˈæŋ.ɡwɪʃ/ us  
extreme unhappiness caused by physical or mental suffering: His anguish at the outcome of the court case was very clear. In her anguish she forgot to leave a message.
anguished
adjective uk   /ˈæŋ.ɡwɪʃt/ us  
an anguished cry
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