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adjective as in pained

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The girl’s anguished cry as she hung up the phone had haunted the man ever since.

Golliver describes the tense, anguished atmosphere after the Bucks’ boycott.

From its base in Gaza, Hamas has made a deeply complicated, anguished process only more so.

From Time

That can lead to expensive court battles with dueling doctors and anguished parents.

Darnella Frazier, a teen who witnessed and filmed Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer, kneeling on Floyd’s neck, was similarly anguished.

From Vox

Whether it continues is now the subject of anguished debate among officials in Washington and European.

There are slideshows, graphics, interactive maps, heartbreaking narratives, anguished family members.

“If You Had My Love” was silky-smooth with just the right amount of anguished yearning.

The kind that involve zero anguished relatives screaming into the uncaring airport terminal void.

Pierce sounded genuinely anguished about the unintended consequences of the bill he supported.

"Oh, ma'amselle," faltered the girl stopping short and looking at Xenie's anguished face.

She disappeared into the inner room where the body was lying, and a few seconds later I heard a low and anguished cry.

How crass and blind had been his anguished spirit when first it quivered under the shock of her disappearance!

Faint and trembling, he gazed down upon her as they strolled along, compelling her soft eyes to meet his anguished ones.

For one moment the white, anguished face rests against his breast, then she opens her eyes and struggles from his clasp.


On this page you'll find 456 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to anguished, such as: distressed, heartbroken, cheerless, dejected, depressed, and despairing.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.