anguished anguished  /ˈæŋɡ wɪʃt/


  • (adj) experiencing intense pain especially mental pain



  1. The crackdown began after some 400 parents of children who they suspected had been kidnapped published an anguished letter on the popular Internet forum Tianya Club on June 7.
  2. Rock stars tend to cast themselves as emotional savants, folks who feel the plight of vanishing rain forests and anguished Tibetans more acutely than the rest of humanity.
  3. Virtually all of the city's 2,250 white residents had been airlifted to Belgium, where many told anguished stories of rebel terror and massacre.


  • Repairing Bad Memories

    A scientist who has anguished over terrors in her family’s history explores how people might erase the trauma from memories. It was a Saturday night at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, and the second-floor auditorium held an odd mix of gray-haired, cerebral Upper East Side types and young, scruffy downtown grad students in black denim. Up on the stage, neuroscientist Daniela Schiller, a ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Technology Review


  1. The ban, Justice Kennedy wrote, would protect a woman from "grief more anguished and sorrow more profound when she learns, only after the event, what she did not know" about the procedure.
    on Apr 24, 2007 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: Houston Chronicle

  2. Addressing the TNA, Mr. Rajapaksa said: "It is only by joining with us that the innocent Tamil people of the north can be liberated from terrorist intimidation and the misdeeds of violence and the north could be emancipated. If you are anguished in...
    on Feb 4, 2007 By: Mahinda Rajapakse Source: Hindu

  3. "We are deeply anguished at the loss of lives. We are not happy that the Sri Lankan government has resumed hostilities. It is for both sides to cease hostilities," Union Home Minister P Chidambaram told reporters here.
    on Feb 5, 2009 By: P Chidambaram Source: Hindu

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