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Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: angoisse, from Latin angustiae 'extreme upset', from angustus 'narrow'

anguish

noun
     
an‧guish [uncountable] written
mental or physical suffering caused by extreme pain or worry:
the anguish of not knowing what had happened to her
anguished adjective:
an anguished cry for help

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