- n. 痛苦；苦恼
- vt. 使极度痛苦
- vi. 感到极度的痛苦
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1. angu- + -ish.
2. => acute bodily or mental suffering.
3. => "tightness, straitness, narrowness;" figuratively "distress, difficulty".
- anguish:  English acquired anguish from Old French anguisse, changing its ending to -ish in the 14th century. Its central notion of ‘distress’ or ‘suffering’ goes back ultimately (as in the case of the related anger) to a set of words meaning ‘constriction’ (for the sense development, compare the phrase in dire straits, where strait originally meant ‘narrow’).
Old French anguisse came from Latin angustia ‘distress’, which was derived from the adjective angustus ‘narrow’. Like Greek ánkhein ‘squeeze, strangle’ (ultimate source of English angina ) and Latin angere ‘strangle’, this came originally from an Indo-European base *angg- ‘narrow’.
=> anger, angina
- anguish (n.)
- c. 1200, "acute bodily or mental suffering," from Old French anguisse, angoisse "choking sensation, distress, anxiety, rage," from Latin angustia (plural angustiae) "tightness, straitness, narrowness;" figuratively "distress, difficulty," from ang(u)ere "to throttle, torment" (see anger (v.)).
- anguish (v.)
- early 14c., intransitive and reflexive; mid-14c., transitive, from Old French anguissier (Modern French angoisser), from anguisse (see anguish (n.)). Related: Anguished; anguishing.
- 1. Every line etched on her face told a story of personal anguish.
- 2. No one suspected the anguish he carried on his shoulders.
- 3. For a few brief minutes we forgot the anxiety and anguish.
- 4. Mark looked at him in anguish.
- 5. He bellows, rends the air with anguish.
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