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.

Nearby words

  1. agonic line,
  2. agonist,
  3. agonistic,
  4. agonize,
  5. agonized,
  6. agony,
  7. agony aunt,
  8. agony column,
  9. agony uncle,
  10. agora

Origin of agonizing

First recorded in 1660–70; agonize + -ing2

Related formsag·o·niz·ing·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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