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Anguish vs. Sorrow

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Anguishnoun

Extreme pain, either of body or mind; excruciating distress.

Sorrownoun

(uncountable) unhappiness, woe

Anguishverb

(intransitive) To suffer pain.

Sorrownoun

(countable) usually in plural An instance or cause of unhappiness.

‘Parting is such sweet sorrow.’;

Anguishverb

(transitive) To cause to suffer pain.

Sorrowverb

(intransitive) To feel or express grief.

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Anguishnoun

Extreme pain, either of body or mind; excruciating distress.

‘But they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.’; ‘Anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first child.’;

Sorrowverb

(transitive) To feel grief over; to mourn, regret.

Anguishverb

To distress with extreme pain or grief.

Sorrownoun

The uneasiness or pain of mind which is produced by the loss of any good, real or supposed, or by diseappointment in the expectation of good; grief at having suffered or occasioned evil; regret; unhappiness; sadness.

‘How great a sorrow suffereth now Arcite!’; ‘The safe and general antidote against sorrow is employment.’;

Anguishnoun

extreme mental distress

Sorrowverb

To feel pain of mind in consequence of evil experienced, feared, or done; to grieve; to be sad; to be sorry.

‘Sorrowing most of all . . . that they should see his face no more.’; ‘I desire no man to sorrow for me.’;

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Anguishnoun

extreme distress of body or mind

Sorrownoun

an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement;

‘he tried to express his sorrow at her loss’;

Anguishverb

suffer great pains or distress

Sorrownoun

sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment;

‘he drank to drown his sorrows’; ‘he wrote a note expressing his regret’; ‘to his rue, the error cost him the game’;

Anguishverb

cause emotional anguish or make miserable;

‘It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school’;

Sorrownoun

something that causes great unhappiness;

‘her death was a great grief to John’;

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Anguish

Anguish (from the Latin angustia ) is The feeling of suffering from anguish is typically preceded by a tragedy or event that has a profound meaning to the being in question. Anguish can be felt physically or mentally (often referred to as emotional distress).

‘distress’; ‘extreme unhappiness caused by physical or mental suffering.’;

Sorrownoun

the state of being sad;

‘she tired of his perpetual sadness’;

Sorrowverb

feel grief; eat one's heart out

Sorrownoun

a feeling of deep distress caused by loss, disappointment, or other misfortune suffered by oneself or others

‘a bereaved person needs time to work through their sorrow’;

Sorrownoun

an event or circumstance that causes sorrow

‘it was a great sorrow to her when they separated’;

Sorrownoun

the outward expression of grief; lamentation.

Sorrowverb

feel or display deep distress

‘a woman had cried all night, sorrowing over the death of her husband’;

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