Meaning of AGONY in English

AGONY

n. (pl. -ies)

1. extreme mental or physical suffering.

2 a severe struggle.

Phrases and idioms:

agony aunt colloq. a person (esp. a woman) who answers letters in an agony column. agony column colloq.

1. a column in a newspaper or magazine offering personal advice to readers who write in.

2 personal column.

Etymology: ME f. OF agonie or LL f. Gk agonia f. agon contest

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.