anguished /ˈaŋɡwɪʃt/


I. adjective

experiencing or expressing severe mental or physical pain or suffering

he gave an anguished cry.
– origin early 17th cent.: past participle of anguish (verb) in the rare sense ‘distress with severe mental or physical pain’, from Old French anguissier, from ecclesiastical Latin angustiare ‘to distress’, from Latin angustia.

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