Part of speech:
Anxiety is defined as a feeling of being nervous or worried, often as a result of fear of a possible future event.
Pain is any sort of mental or physical suffering or distress.
The outward expression of such suffering; mourning; lamentation
Vexation is something that causes you to be annoyed or distressed.
The definition of a crisis is a turning point or a difficult or dark time when disasters are happening or when tough decisions must be made.
To inflict wounds or a wound:
An instance or cause of such a feeling.
A measurement in information theory: see Perplexity.
A cause or source of suffering:
A sudden or intense emotion:
The definition of anguish is a feeling of physical or mental pain.
(Physiology) The elicitation of a response to a stimulus in a plant or animal organ or tissue, especially in a nerve or muscle.
An ache is defined as a feeling of sadness or of wanting something very badly.
Sorrow or grief; mental anguish
The definition of an ordeal is a very severe test, trial or difficult or painful experience.
Lonely grief; misery
Death or decay of living tissue; gangrene.
Something which causes pain, suffering, distress or agony.
Something that disturbs one's comfort; an annoyance.
An illness; ailment; disease
Great pain or anguish, physical or mental; suffering; agony
An experience or cause of severe pain or anguish:
Great misery or distress, as from oppression; deep sorrow
A sudden sharp feeling of emotional distress:
Something suffered; pain, distress, or injury
Danger is defined as a possibility that something harmful or unpleasant will happen, or a person or thing that causes harm.
An instance of misfortune; calamity
To trouble emotionally or mentally; upset:
To feel deep, acute sorrow or distress; mourn
Ease is defined as comfort, relaxation and freedom from pain, stress or anxiety.
A state of ease and quiet enjoyment, free from worry, pain, or trouble
Something that is difficult, as a hard problem or an obstacle or objection
An occurrence causing widespread destruction and distress; a catastrophe.
Poverty is the state of being poor, having little money or being in need of a specific quality.
To disturb; interrupt
Emotionally touching; evoking pity, sympathy, etc.
Very bad, unpleasant, offensive, inferior, etc.
Worthy of severe condemnation or reproach:
The definition of distressed is damaged, suffering pain or sold below value, or made to look old on purpose.
Conspicuously bad, offensive, or reprehensible:
Inspiring anguish, terror, etc.
The definition of heinous is very evil or horrible.
That is necessary or essential
(Law) Instituted without real grounds, chiefly to cause annoyance to the defendant
The definition of a calamity is an event that brings loss or a disaster.
An emotional state characterized by anxiety, depression, or unease.
The condition of being indigent
An international radiotelephone signal word used by aircraft and ships in distress.
An instance of this; unlucky accident; mishap; mischance
The definition of afflict is to cause great physical or mental pain or agony or to create for someone a curse to bear.
To be in agony or great pain; feel anguish
To become angry:
To cause irritation to (another); make somewhat angry.
To seize the property of (a person) in order to compel payment of debts; distress.
To irritate or torment persistently:
To have need of; require:
To make intricate or complicated; make confusing or hard to understand
To experience pain, harm, loss, a penalty, etc.
To work very hard; toil
A wonderful example
The state or feeling of being pleased or gratified.
(Intransitive) To become calm.
(Sports) To make a pass that leads directly towards scoring.
(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
To be the cause of pain or distress to; trouble
To offend (one's feelings, pride, etc.); wound
The definition of angst is a feeling of anxiety or dread.
Absence of peace or rest; anxiety.
A disturbed or uneasy condition; restlessness; anxiety
A feeling of excessive concern.
Distress or discomfort
To cause suffering or painful sorrow to
The act or process of distraining; distress.
- Anguish has equal force but is more often applied to acute mental suffering the anguish of despair
- Agony suggests mental or physical torment so excruciating that the body or mind is convulsed with the force of it in mortal agony
- Suffering emphasizes the actual enduring of pain, distress, or tribulation the suffering of the wounded
- Distress implies mental or physical strain imposed by pain, trouble, worry, or the like and usually suggests a state or situation that can be relieved distress caused by famine
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