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Anguish
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Anguish as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

29 November 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 162 answers for the crossword clue 'Anguish', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Anguish a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Anguish as an answer itself some 87 times.

Anguish is a single word clue made up of 7 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Wednesday, 10 November 2021 with the answer being TORTURE, we also found TORTURE to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Extreme mental distress
  • Extreme distress of body or mind
  • Suffer great pains or distress
  • Cause emotional anguish or make miserable; "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

AIL Mike Smallman
Aromatic bulb used as seasoning

CUT Mike Smallman
With parts removed; "the drastically cut film"

RUE Mike Smallman
(French) a street or road in France

WOE
Intense mournfulness

4 Letters

ACHE Mike Smallman
Be the source of pain

BALE Mike Smallman
A large bundle bound for storage or transport

CARE Mike Smallman
Attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard"

DOLE Mike Smallman
Money received from the state

EVIL Mike Smallman
Morally objectionable behavior

FRET
A small bar of metal across the fingerboard of a musical instrument; when the string is stopped by a finger at the metal bar it will produce a note of the desired pitch

HELL Mike Smallman
Noisy and unrestrained mischief; "raising blazes"

HURT
The act of damaging something or someone

PAIN
Something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; "washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer"; "a bit of a bother"; "he's not a friend, he's an infliction"

PANG Mike Smallman
A sudden sharp feeling; "pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab of excitement"; "twinges of conscience"

RACK Mike Smallman
A rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately

STAB Mike Smallman
Informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"

5 Letters

AGONY
Intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain; "an agony of doubt"; "the torments of the damned"

ANGST
An acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety; usually reserved for philosophical anxiety about the world or about personal freedom

BLAHS Mike Smallman
A general feeling of boredom and dissatisfaction

BLEED Mike Smallman
Draw blood; "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment"

CRUSH Mike Smallman
The act of crushing

CUTUP Mike Smallman
Significantly cut up a manuscript

DREAD Mike Smallman
Fearful expectation or anticipation; "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"

ENNUI Mike Smallman
The feeling of being bored by something tedious

GRIEF
Something that causes great unhappiness; "her death was a great grief to John"

POUND Mike Smallman
The act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"

PRICK Mike Smallman
The act of puncturing with a small point; "he gave the balloon a small prick"

SHOOT Mike Smallman
The act of shooting at targets; "they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer"

SMART Mike Smallman
Be the source of pain

STING Mike Smallman
A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

SWEAT Mike Smallman
Use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"

THROB Mike Smallman
An instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart); "he felt a throbbing in his head"

TRIAL Mike Smallman
The act of undergoing testing; "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill"

UPSET Mike Smallman
An improbable and unexpected victory; "the biggest upset since David beat Goliath"

WINCE Mike Smallman
A reflex response to sudden pain

WORRY
Touch or rub constantly; "The old man worried his beads"

WOUND Mike Smallman
The act of inflicting a wound

6 Letters

BLANCH Mike Smallman
Cook (vegetables) briefly; "Parboil the beans before freezing them"

BLENCH Mike Smallman
Turn pale, as if in fear

BRUISE Mike Smallman
Injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of; "I bruised my knee"

DOLOUR Mike Smallman
(poetry) painful grief

GRIEVE Mike Smallman
Cause to feel sorrow; "his behavior grieves his mother"

HARROW
A cultivator that pulverizes or smooths the soil

MISERY
A feeling of intense unhappiness; "she was exhausted by her misery and grief"

NAUSEA Mike Smallman
Disgust so strong it makes you feel sick

ORDEAL Mike Smallman
A primitive method of determining a person's guilt or innocence by subjecting the accused person to dangerous or painful tests believed to be under divine control; escape was usually taken as a sign of innocence

PIERCE Mike Smallman
Cut or make a way through; "the knife cut through the flesh"; "The path pierced the jungle"; "Light pierced through the forest"

PINING Mike Smallman
A feeling of deep longing

PLAGUE Mike Smallman
An annoyance; "those children are a damn plague"

REGRET Mike Smallman
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"

SHRINK Mike Smallman
A physician who specializes in psychiatry

SORROW
Something that causes great unhappiness; "her death was a great grief to John"

SPLEEN Mike Smallman
A large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses

STRESS Mike Smallman
The relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"

SUFFER Mike Smallman
Experience (emotional) pain; "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

TEDIUM Mike Smallman
The feeling of being bored by something tedious

THRILL Mike Smallman
Something that causes you to experience a sudden intense feeling or sensation; "the thrills of space travel"

TINGLE Mike Smallman
A somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles

TWINGE Mike Smallman
Cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin"

TWITCH Mike Smallman
Move or pull with a sudden motion

UNEASE Mike Smallman
The trait of seeming ill at ease

UNREST Mike Smallman
A state of agitation or turbulent change or development; "the political ferment produced new leadership"; "social unrest"

WRITHE Mike Smallman
To move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"

7 Letters

AFFLICT Mike Smallman
Cause physical pain or suffering in; "afflict with the plague"

AGONISE Mike Smallman
Cause to agonize

AGONIZE Mike Smallman
Cause to agonize

ANGUISH Mike Smallman
Extreme mental distress

ANXIETY Mike Smallman
A vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune

BOREDOM Mike Smallman
The feeling of being bored by something tedious

DESPAIR
A state in which all hope is lost or absent; "in the depths of despair"; "they were rescued from despair at the last minute"; "courage born of desperation"

DISLIKE Mike Smallman
An inclination to withhold approval from some person or group

DISTURB Mike Smallman
Change the arrangement or position of

GRIMACE Mike Smallman
A contorted facial expression; "she made a grimace at the prospect"

MALAISE Mike Smallman
Physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression)

OPPRESS Mike Smallman
Come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; "The government oppresses political activists"

SADNESS Mike Smallman
The quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness

TORMENT
The act of harassing someone

TORTURE
The deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason; "it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"

TRAVAIL
Use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"

TROUBLE Mike Smallman
An effort that is inconvenient; "I went to a lot of trouble"; "he won without any trouble"; "had difficulty walking"; "finished the test only with great difficulty"

8 Letters

AGGRIEVE Mike Smallman
Infringe on the rights of

CRUSHING Mike Smallman
Forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority; "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent"

DESOLATE Mike Smallman
Leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"

DISQUIET Mike Smallman
The trait of seeming ill at ease

DISTRESS
The seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim; "Originally distress was a landlord's remedy against a tenant for unpaid rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a landlord's lien"

DULLNESS Mike Smallman
A lack of visual brightness; "the brightness of the orange sky was reflected in the dullness of the orange sea"

EMBITTER Mike Smallman
Cause to be bitter or resentful; "These injustices embittered her even more"

FEELPAIN Mike Smallman

FLATNESS Mike Smallman
Inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy; "the general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends"

GRIMNESS Mike Smallman
Something hard to endure; "the asperity of northern winters"

INUNDATE Mike Smallman
Fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"

MOURNING Mike Smallman
The passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief

9 Letters

BREAKDOWN Mike Smallman
The act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue; "the social dislocations resulting from government policies"; "his warning came after the breakdown of talks in London"

DRAWTEARS Mike Smallman

EMPTINESS Mike Smallman
The quality of being valueless or futile; "he rejected the vanities of the world"

EXTREMITY Mike Smallman
That part of a limb that is farthest from the torso

HEARTACHE
Intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)

MARTYRDOM Mike Smallman
Any experience that causes intense suffering

OVERWHELM Mike Smallman
Charge someone with too many tasks

PENITENCE Mike Smallman
Remorse for your past conduct

PROSTRATE Mike Smallman
Render helpless or defenseless; "They prostrated the enemy"

SORROWING Mike Smallman
Sorrowful through loss or deprivation; "bereft of hope"

STALENESS Mike Smallman
Unoriginality as a result of being dull and hackneyed

SUFFERING Mike Smallman
Psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress"

10 Letters

AFFLICTION Mike Smallman
A cause of great suffering and distress

BITTERNESS Mike Smallman
The taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth

DEPRESSION Mike Smallman
Pushing down; "depression of the space bar on the typewriter"

DESOLATION Mike Smallman
An event that results in total destruction

DISCOMFORT Mike Smallman
An uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress

DISCONTENT Mike Smallman
Showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing; "saw many discontent faces in the room"; "was discontented with his position"

GOHARDWITH Mike Smallman

HEARTBREAK Mike Smallman
Intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)

HEARTGRIEF Mike Smallman

HEAVYHEART Mike Smallman

INFELICITY Mike Smallman
Inappropriate and unpleasing manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)

INQUIETUDE Mike Smallman
Feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritable

MELANCHOLY Mike Smallman
A humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy

OPPRESSION Mike Smallman
The act of subjugating by cruelty; "the tyrant's oppression of the people"

UNEASINESS Mike Smallman
Inability to rest or relax or be still

UNPLEASURE Mike Smallman

11 Letters

ACHINGHEART Mike Smallman

AGONYOFMIND Mike Smallman

BARBTHEDART Mike Smallman

BROKENHEART Mike Smallman
Devastating sorrow and despair; "he is recovering from a broken heart"; "a broken heart languishes here"

CARKINGCARE Mike Smallman

CRUCIFIXION Mike Smallman
The infliction of extremely painful punishment or suffering

DESPERATION Mike Smallman
Desperate recklessness; "it was a policy of desperation"

DISPLEASURE Mike Smallman
The feeling of being displeased or annoyed or dissatisfied with someone or something

HAVEAMISERY Mike Smallman

JOYLESSNESS Mike Smallman
A feeling of dismal cheerlessness

LAMENTATION Mike Smallman
The passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief

MELANCHOLIA Mike Smallman
Extreme depression characterized by tearful sadness and irrational fears

PAINFULNESS Mike Smallman
Emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid; "the pain of loneliness"

PROSTRATION Mike Smallman
The act of assuming a prostrate position

TEDIOUSNESS Mike Smallman
Dullness owing to length or slowness

UNHAPPINESS Mike Smallman
Emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being

12 Letters

BRINGTOTEARS Mike Smallman

DISCOMPOSURE Mike Smallman
A temperament that is perturbed and lacking in composure

EXCRUCIATION Mike Smallman
The infliction of extremely painful punishment or suffering

FEELTHEPANGS Mike Smallman

LANGUISHMENT Mike Smallman

WRETCHEDNESS Mike Smallman
The quality of being poor and inferior and sorry; "he has compiled a record second to none in its wretchedness"

13 Letters

ATROCIOUSPAIN Mike Smallman

BLEEDINGHEART Mike Smallman
Someone who is excessively sympathetic toward those who claim to be exploited or underprivileged

CHEERLESSNESS Mike Smallman
A feeling of dreary or pessimistic sadness

DEPTHOFMISERY Mike Smallman

MARTYRIZATION Mike Smallman

SAVORLESSNESS Mike Smallman
The property of having no flavor

SUFFERANGUISH Mike Smallman

TASTELESSNESS Mike Smallman
Inelegance indicated by a lack of good taste

TWISTTHEKNIFE Mike Smallman

14 Letters

EXISTENTIALWOE Mike Smallman

HEARTFELTGRIEF Mike Smallman

LACKOFPLEASURE Mike Smallman

UNSATISFACTION Mike Smallman

15 Letters

DISSATISFACTION Mike Smallman
The feeling of being displeased and discontent; "he was never slow to express his dissatisfaction with the service he received"

HURTTHEFEELINGS Mike Smallman

NONSATISFACTION Mike Smallman

SUICIDALDESPAIR Mike Smallman

16 Letters

NONGRATIFICATION Mike Smallman

VEXATIONOFSPIRIT Mike Smallman

17 Letters

UNCOMFORTABLENESS Mike Smallman
The state of being tense and feeling pain

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