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Definition of agony:

  1. Pain so extreme as to cause writhing or contortions of the body, similar to those made in the athletic contests in Greece; and hence, extreme pain of mind or body; anguish; paroxysm of grief; specifically, the sufferings of Christ in the garden of Gethsemane.
  2. Paroxysm of joy; keen emotion.
  3. The last struggle of life; death struggle.
  4. Violent contest or striving.

Synonyms:

gust, flare, strait, flush, nightmare, twisting, torment, distortion, explosion, depression, eina, gale, blaze, worrying, excruciation, sorrow, badgering, torturing, travail, paroxysm, gush, overrefinement, flare-up, horror, Gehenna, fit, wo, torture, desolation, remorse, twinge, study atdistress, straining, sadness, happy, disappointment, burst, suffering, regret, neuralgia, bedevilment, eruption, harassment, storm, ebullition, wretchedness, murder, flash.

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