Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun anguish

2 senses of anguish

Sense 1
anguish, torment, torture -- (extreme mental distress)
       => distress, hurt, suffering -- (psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress")

Sense 2
anguish -- (extreme distress of body or mind)
       => distress -- (a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need); "a ship in distress"; "she was the classic maiden in distress")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb anguish

2 senses of anguish

Sense 1
anguish -- (suffer great pains or distress)
       => suffer -- (experience (emotional) pain; "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers")

Sense 2
pain, anguish, hurt -- (cause emotional anguish or make miserable; "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school")
       => upset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfit -- (cause to lose one's composure)

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