I think what we have seen in terms of gay teenagers committing suicide because of bullying is anguishing.
But there's a serious point here, and it extends well beyond the anguishing question of sexual assault.
For all its anguishing, the Court is actually a bit-player here.
We resumed our seats, but had hardly done so, when a deep and most anguishing groan was heard, that pierced our very hearts.
And, most anguishing of all, there was no chance that there was a mistake.
An anguishing desire for the safe and wholesome Present usurped all this mad yearning to obtain the Past.
The wild steed sought to fling up his head to shake off this anguishing weight of seventy odd pounds.
Our audiences, as you will have gathered, were often critical folk who could sit with dry eyes through our most anguishing scenes.
Winnie's sweet and trusting faith in him filled him with an anguishing shame.
c.1200, "acute bodily or mental suffering," from Old French anguisse, angoisse "choking sensation, distress, anxiety, rage," from Latin angustia (plural angustiae) "tightness, straitness, narrowness;" figuratively "distress, difficulty," from ang(u)ere "to throttle, torment" (see anger (v.)).
early 14c., intransitive and reflexive; mid-14c., transitive, from Old French anguissier (Modern French angoisser), from anguisse (see anguish (n.)). Related: Anguished; anguishing.