agonizing agonizing  /ˈæ ɡə naɪ zɪŋ/


  • (adj) extremely painful


  1. It was our grandparents who really experienced the long and agonizing war.
  2. Monastic chroniclers wrote of agonizing burning sensations, of feet and hands blackened like charcoal, of vomiting, convulsions and death.
  3. If the first drug isn't administered properly and the inmate was left awake, the second and third drugs will produce an agonizing death.


  1. Amb. Marc Ginsberg: Crossing The Syrian Red Line Rubicon

    Even the legendary Houdini can't get the U.S. out of its Syrian straightjacket. For over three agonizing years the Obama Administration has twisted itself into...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  2. Shoals Groomer Mix-Up Resolved; Dogs Returned

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – After 9 agonizing days of worry and heartache for Tami Rudolph, her Maltese, Bailey is back....
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WHNT-TV Huntsville

  3. Xaverian 9, Lincoln-Sudbury 5: Slow start dooms Warriors

    There wasn’t that one agonizing "what if" moment to point to. For the Lincoln-Sudbury boys lacrosse team, there was a collection of them. Facing Xaverian in the Div. 1 state final on a picturesque Wednesday night at Harvard Stadium, the other guys turned out to be too much to handle. The Hawks jumped out to a four-goal lead and rarely looked back, toppling the Warriors, 9-5.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The MetroWest Daily News


  1. "Although I lost by the slimmest margin in presidential election history _ only 10 votes _ I have chosen not to put the country through another agonizing Supreme Court battle," Colbert said Monday in a statement. "It is time for this nation...
    on Nov 5, 2007 By: Stephen Colbert Source: Washington Post

  2. "I did wrestle with it. I spent a lot of time agonizing over it, mainly with myself," Selig said. "But they really convinced me."
    on Jan 17, 2007 By: Bud Selig Source: 940 News

  3. "This was a very agonizing decision for us because we are family," Bernice King added.
    on Oct 18, 2008 By: Bernice King Source: International Herald Tribune

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