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adjective as in tormenting

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Sarah Dvorak, the former owner of Mission Cheese in San Francisco, which closed its doors in January, whose son is high-risk, describes “the mental anguish of asking people to come to work” without knowing whether or not it is safe.

From Eater

Parents lament what their children are experiencing — and many struggle with their own anguish.

Hathaway is often a charming actor, and Ejiofor can be a great one—he’s lovely here, giving shape and depth to his character’s anxieties, and to his unspoken anguish over losing Linda.

From Time

A mother in anguish because her daughter’s anorexia has turned the family dinner table into a war zone.

From Fortune

For all its anguishing, the Court is actually a bit-player here.

But there's a serious point here, and it extends well beyond the anguishing question of sexual assault.

I think what we have seen in terms of gay teenagers committing suicide because of bullying is anguishing.

His past life, his daughter, and his wife appear to him as so many enigmas which raise anguishing questions in his heart.

We resumed our seats, but had hardly done so, when a deep and most anguishing groan was heard, that pierced our very hearts.

An anguishing desire for the safe and wholesome Present usurped all this mad yearning to obtain the Past.

Justin felt it again now, deeper than hunger, more anguishing than thirst.

The wild steed sought to fling up his head to shake off this anguishing weight of seventy odd pounds.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to anguishing, such as: agonizing, excruciating, harrowing, suffering, torturing, and painful.

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