Adjective "Agony" Definition and Examples




    noun, plural agonies.

    1. extreme and generally prolonged pain; intense physical or mental suffering.

    2. a display or outburst of intense mental or emotional excitement: an agony of joy.

    3. the struggle preceding natural death: mortal agony.

    4. a violent struggle.

    5. (often initial capital letter) Theology. the sufferings of Christ in the garden of Gethsemane.