[ ag-uh-nahyzd ]
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  1. involving or accompanied by agony or severe struggle: an agonized effort.

Origin of agonized

First recorded in 1575–85; agonize + -ed2

Other words from agonized

  • ag·o·niz·ed·ly [ag-uh-nahy-zid-lee], /ˈæg əˌnaɪ zɪd li/, adverb

Words Nearby agonized Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use agonized in a sentence

  • The gnarled hands shut up into clenched fists, and the feeble voice trailed off in an agonized moan.

    Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • As she twisted his great red ear, the agonized cries of Johnny became heartrending.

  • Her face, haggard, restless with the quivering of her agonized nerves, was as a wild book for him to read.

    The Creators | May Sinclair
  • He replied to her agonized questioning that, yes, it might be possible, with infinite precaution and incessant care.

    The Creators | May Sinclair
  • He half feared to look upon his work; to see Susan's face agonized under his blow.