[ UK /ˈæŋɡwɪʃt/ ]
[ US /ˈæŋɡwɪʃt/ ]
  1. experiencing intense pain especially mental pain
    a small tormented schoolboy
    a tortured witness to another's humiliation
    an anguished conscience
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How To Use anguished In A Sentence

  • There was a great deal of variation, ranging from the mundanely technical to the anguished plea for understanding and cooperation.
  • It's not related to the band because it isn't music in any shape or form, just anguished, terrifying pure sound.
  • Back in the late 1970s it languished at motoring's base camp, keeping company with much more mundane marques.
  • Unlike his usual style, the symphony ends with an adagio that includes some of the most anguished music he ever composed.
  • The classical music scene languished during the war as symphony orchestras and opera companies lost musicians to military bands.
  • Without the founder's drive and direction, the company gradually languished.
  • The message boards of websites for expats brim with anguished questions on the practicalities of returning home. Times, Sunday Times
  • Homeowners and businessmen spent an anguished day poring over maps trying to determine the extent of damage to properties and livelihoods. Times, Sunday Times
  • I was most conscience-stricken by my anguished looking mother's tearful eyes; an unproud image now permanently carved into my subconscious.
  • As Paul says, all creation groans in anguished anticipation of the day when God's glory will transfigure all things. Medpundit
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