Definition for Agony

agony, n. [L. ag┼Źnia > Gk 'wrestling', 'physical contest', 'mental struggle'.] (webplay: anguish, death, extreme, severe).

  1. Intense sorrow; severe suffering; deep trouble; prolonged grief; mental anguish.
  2. Christlike suffering; extreme spiritual and physical travail; anguish comparable to the desolation of Jesus in Gethsemane and on Calvary; (see Luke 22:41-44).
  3. Physical anguish; extreme pain; [fig.] death; dissolution.

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