1 extreme pain or misery; mental or physical torture; agony
2 to afflict or be afflicted with anguish
(C13: from Old French angoisse a strangling, from Latin angustia narrowness, from angustus narrow)
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
agony, distress, grief, heartache, heartbreak, misery, pain, pang, sorrow, suffering, throe, torment, torture, woe
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus
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