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agonizing

[ ag-uh-nahy-zing ]
/ ˈæg əˌnaɪ zɪŋ /
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adjective

accompanied by, filled with, or resulting in agony or distress: We spent an agonizing hour waiting to hear if the accident had been serious or not.

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agonic line, agonist, agonistic, agonize, agonized, agonizing, agony, agony aunt, agony column, agony uncle, agora

Origin of agonizing

First recorded in 1660–70; agonize + -ing2
Related formsag·o·niz·ing·ly, adverb
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