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synonyms for agonize

  • disturb
  • excruciate
  • harrow
  • lament
  • afflict
  • bleed
  • crucify
  • distress
  • hurt
  • labor
  • martyr
  • pain
  • rack
  • squirm
  • strain
  • strive
  • struggle
  • torment
  • torture
  • try
  • wince
  • worry
  • writhe
  • carry on
  • eat heart out
  • sing the blues
  • stew over
  • take it badly
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antonyms for agonize

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  • aid
  • assist
  • assuage
  • calm
  • comfort
  • delight
  • help
  • idle
  • laze
  • make happy
  • placate
  • please
  • relieve
  • rest
  • soothe
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How to use agonize in a sentence

She agonizes over the fact that Heidi worried at the beginning of the pandemic that she might not survive if she contracted the coronavirus, although she had no known health complications.
‘I SAID GOODBYE TO MY SISTER THROUGH A COMPUTER SCREEN’HOLLY BAILEYJANUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If you’re agonizing over the speed of your metabolism, you’re probably focused on how much energy you’re getting from the foods you eat and how much your body is using.
SOME PEOPLE CAN EAT ANYTHING AND NOT GAIN A POUND. HOW METABOLISM AFFECTS THE CALORIES YOU BURN EACH DAY.TEREZIE TOLAR-PETERSONJANUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I had spent the last year agonizing over the data, observing and asking questions.
AN EXISTENTIAL CRISIS IN NEUROSCIENCE - ISSUE 94: EVOLVINGGRIGORI GUITCHOUNTSDECEMBER 30, 2020NAUTILUS
For months, parents, coaches and health officers across the region and throughout the country have agonized over the risks of young athletes taking the field or the court in the midst of a pandemic.
AFTER TELLING MORE THAN 800 ATHLETES AND COACHES TO QUARANTINE, A COUNTY HALTS YOUTH SPORTSOVETTA WIGGINSNOVEMBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
If you imagine, agonize, and stew about worst-case scenarios, it actually forces your brain to live every dark and scary situation you can conjure up.
WHAT MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS HAVE LEARNED SIX MONTHS INTO PANDEMIC CAREMARION RENAULTOCTOBER 8, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
For the past several months, state and local leaders have publicly agonized over opening bars and restaurants.
SAN DIEGO UNIFIED DECISION UNDERSCORES DISTRICTS’ WILDLY DIFFERENT REOPENING PLANSWILL HUNTSBERRYJULY 13, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Too far gone to agonize in prayer, I could only quietly, almost mutely, just tell him how the poor child had no clothes.
HOW I KNOW GOD ANSWERS PRAYERROSALIND GOFORTH
Yet, dying, I agonize to live, and fear to drink the last drop of that bitter cup.
LIBRARY OF THE WORLD'S BEST LITERATURE, ANCIENT AND MODERN VOLUME 11VARIOUS
Here now you shall agonize unheeded: gaolers and governors as well as black cells just to teach you.
OSCAR WILDE, VOLUME 2 (OF 2)FRANK HARRIS
Let who will sweat and agonize for the sake of a new truth, or a newer and purer form of an old one.
DIANA TEMPEST, VOLUME II (OF 3)MARY CHOLMONDELEY
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WORDS RELATED TO AGONIZE

  • agonize
  • annoy
  • beset
  • bother
  • burden
  • crucify
  • distress
  • grieve
  • harass
  • harrow
  • harry
  • irk
  • lacerate
  • martyr
  • oppress
  • pain
  • pester
  • plague
  • press
  • rack
  • smite
  • strike
  • torment
  • torture
  • trouble
  • try
  • vex
  • worry
  • wound
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