agonized


agonized
[[t]æ̱gənaɪzd[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n
Agonized describes something that you say or do when you are in great physical or mental pain.

The agonised look on his face said he wouldn't be staying in the game much longer.

(in BRIT, also use agonised)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • agonized — adj. 1. expressing pain or agony. agonized screams [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • agonized — (Amer.) adj. expressing agony; characterized by suffering; characterized by pain or anxiety; extremely painful; distressed (also agonised) agonize (Amer.) ag·o·nize || ægÉ™naɪz v. suffer agony, suffer, be in torment, cause to agonize (also… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • agonized — ag|o|nized also agonised BrE [ˈægənaızd] adj [only before noun] expressing very severe pain ▪ an agonized scream ▪ From some place close by she heard agonized sobbing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Agonized — Agonize Ag o*nize, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Agonized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Agonizing}.] [F. agoniser, LL. agonizare, fr. Gr. ?. See {Agony}.] 1. To writhe with agony; to suffer violent anguish. [1913 Webster] To smart and agonize at every pore. Pope.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • agonized — agonizedly /ag euh nuy zid lee/, adv. /ag euh nuyzd /, adj. involving or accompanied by agony or severe struggle: an agonized effort. [1575 85; AGONIZE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • agonized — adj. Agonized is used with these nouns: ↑cry, ↑scream …   Collocations dictionary

  • agonized — ag|o|nized [ ægə,naızd ] adjective usually before noun 1. ) expressing extreme pain or sadness: an agonized cry 2. ) expressing worry because you cannot decide what to do …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • agonized — also ised BrE adjective expressing very severe pain: the agonized moans of wounded soldiers …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • agonized — UK [ˈæɡənaɪzd] / US [ˈæɡəˌnaɪzd] adjective [usually before noun] 1) expressing great pain or sadness an agonized cry 2) expressing worry because you cannot decide what to do …   English dictionary

  • agonized — adjective expressing pain or agony agonized screams • Syn: ↑agonised • Similar to: ↑painful …   Useful english dictionary