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Definition of Anguish


  1. Extreme pain, either of body or mind; excruciating distress.
  2. To distress with extreme pain or grief.

Anguish Quotations

For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it.
Patrick Henry

What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.
Soren Kierkegaard

Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness.
Indra Devi

The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
Virginia Woolf

There is no true love save in suffering, and in this world we have to choose either love, which is suffering, or happiness. Man is the more man - that is, the more divine - the greater his capacity for suffering, or rather, for anguish.
Miguel de Unamuno
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Anguish Translations

anguish in Danish is angst
anguish in Dutch is beklemming, benauwdheid, angst
anguish in Finnish is tuska
anguish in French is angoissons, angoissez, angoisser, angoissent
anguish in German is Pein
anguish in Italian is pena, angoscia, paura
anguish in Norwegian is pine, kval
anguish in Spanish is miedoso, miedo, angustia
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